The Master - Jeremy Brett

Here you see a picture of my latest purchase.

It is a modest work which only runs to about forty pages but it manages to sum up, rather nicely, Brett's contribution to the dramatization of Sherlock Holmes and fills in the background regarding what he was like on set. Despite being by different authors it is like a cut down version of David Stuart Davies' Bending the Willow and would seem to be just as rare. Cox, of course, is also the author of A Study in Celluloid. This is a book I have not, to my shame, yet read but I imagine that there is bound to be some overlap.

I read with some excitement that Michael Cox and Jeremy Brett first discussed the latter's potential portrayal of Holmes in a restaurant in Charlotte Street. Devoid as it was of further geographical detail, I assumed this to be Charlotte Street in London. This is a street I am very familiar with and I was excited to think that I had almost certainly sat in the same restaurant at some point over the last ten years. It then occurred to me that Cox probably meant Manchester and sure enough there is a Charlotte Street there. So near and yet....

Due to being little more than a pamphlet, this work is easy to read in one sitting and is enlightening despite its modest number of pages. If you are interested in Jeremy Brett and the Granada Holmes series this is something that needs to be on your shelf.

For more information on Arthur Conan Doyle and his time at Undershaw 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 .

The Norwood Author is available from all good bookstores, in many formats worldwide including Waterstones UK, Amazon UK,  Amazon USA, Barnes and Noble, Amazon Kindle, iBooks for the iPad/iPhone, Kobo Books, Nook.

Close to Holmes is available from all good bookstores, in many formats worldwide including Amazon USABarnes and NobleAmazon UKWaterstones UKAmazon KindleKoboNook  and iBooks for the iPad/iPhone.

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