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Auction not far away

As my counter to the right makes increasingly clear, it is not long until the auction of 12 Tennison Road. The group known as The South Norwood Tourist Board has made it clear that the inside of the house has been effectively destroyed and we know, from photographs, that the garden is overgrown and the outside of the house has had an unpleasant paint job.

So can the house be saved?
The house in 2008 (pre-paint job) and as it was in 1892

I feel the answer is 'yes' but only as a shell. The house is extremely significant for Sherlockians and Doyleans alike. It was where ACD lived when a number of life-changing events took place and was from where he sent Holmes plunging to his temporary death in December 1893.



The local press still appears to be showing no interest in the story. The website of one local paper has a dedicated heritage section that appears to have had no stories since 2010. This says rather a lot about the sad situation.


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.

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

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