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Amusing mistake - Yorkshire Post

An amusing on-line article in the Yorkshire Post makes an elementary (cough) error regarding Holmes and trains.



http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/features/the-love-train-true-romance-of-railways-that-brought-britain-a-transport-of-delight-1-5399121

In it they state the following:

Agatha Christie famously opted for luxury for her own Murder on the Orient Express while Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes was happy to slum it with the regular passengers. A copy of Bradshaw’s guide always close at hand, the detective’s knowledge of the rail network was such that he should have worn an anorak rather than a cape and more than once this knowledge proved vital in solving some devious crime.

Given that, to the best of my recollection, Holmes always travelled first-class I'd be curious to know why the Post's reporter viewed this as slumming it.



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