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Something distasteful about this - Undershaw

The subject of Undershaw appears again. My understanding now (and I hope I'm wrong) is that the house's owners, despite all the appeals they've made and rejections they've received, are now seeking to take the case to the court of appeal.

For me this leaves a very unpleasant taste in the mouth. The court of appeal exists partly due to Conan Doyle's strong defence of George Edalji when he was wrongly convicted and jailed for animal mutilation in Staffordshire.

George Edalji

The idea that this great institution, which exists, to an extent, because of Arthur Conan Doyle, should be used to revive attempts to desecrate his house is unpalatable to say the least.




For more information on Arthur Conan Doyle and his time at Undershaw (including the Edalji case) please refer to my book, An Entirely New Country which is available through all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Classic Specialities, and in all electronic formats including iTunes, Kobo, Nook and Kindle .

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