Portsmouth City Council have released a series of Conan Doyle postcards. What follows is the text that Portsmouth City Council provided:
Conan Doyle Postcards
Portsmouth, Hampshire. England
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came to live and work in Portsmouth, England in 1882. He set up a Doctor’s practise with only £10 in his pocket and while waiting for patients, he wrote short stories. Conan Doyle married a local girl, Louisa Hawkins and their first child, Mary was born here. Sherlock Holmes was made in Portsmouth - A Study in Scarlet was published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual 1887.
The Conan Doyle Collection: Richard Lancelyn Green Bequest
Richard Lancelyn Green was known for his encyclopaedic knowledge of Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes and acquired an extraordinary collection of objects, artefacts and books throughout his life. The collection was bequeathed to Portsmouth City Council in 2005 and holds 2000 objects, 14,000 books and 40,000 archives. This fantastic collection contains photographs, film posters, letters from the influential and famous as well as items belonging to Conan Doyle, such as his glasses, waistcoat and boxing gloves.
Set of six postcards
On 24th June 2012, Portsmouth celebrated the 130th anniversary since Conan Doyle arrived in the city, devising a Sherlock Holmes Day and creating a set of six commemorative postcards. The text on the back is amalgamated from quotes sourced from Conan Doyle and paraphrased from the author.
“With its imperial associations, Southsea is a glorious place; Portsmouth a town where I know nobody, and nobody knows me...”
Now available at £4.50 per pack (including p&p) from Portsmouth City Council:
Please click on the link above and follow:
Miscellaneous > Conan Doyle > select ‘Arthur Conan Doyle postcards’
Please include the full postal address for delivery and email/telephone number.
Please note that this information is the responsibility of Portsmouth City Council
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 USA, Barnes and Noble, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and iBooks for the iPad/iPhone.