My wife and I spent a couple of hours in Grayshott today at the wonderful Fox & Pelican pub.
Well the big news yesterday was that PBS has a release date for the first episode of Sherlock series 3.
I have waxed lyrical about Undershaw on numerous occasions and, as regular readers will know, I have played a small part in the efforts to see it preserved. However, I have been growing a little concerned at the questions being asked by fellow supporters as to what is going on in the campaign to save it.
I am relatively new to the world of Sherlock Holmes and until I read “A Scandal in Bohemia”, I really didn't like the character of Irene Adler. After reading “A Scandal in Bohemia” I realize that my aversion to the character of Irene was simply because I had never before seen the original.
The South Norwood Tourist Board is continuing its campaign to have a lake named after Arthur Conan Doyle in South Norwood Country Park (see here).
“The Five Orange Pips” gives some of those tantalizing untold tales that Watson loved to tease his readers with: “the adventure of the Paradol Chamber, of the Amateur Mendicant Society, who held a luxurious club in the lower vault of a furniture warehouse, of the facts connected with the loss of the British barque Sophy Anderson, of the singular adventures of the Grice Patersons in the island of Uffa, and finally of the Camberwell poisoning case.” The location of the
has long puzzled Sherlockian scholars because it exists in no atlas. They were
looking in the wrong place. They needed to check Temple Bar. island of Uffa
The Adventure of the Three-Gables seems to me to be an adventure that tends to come in for criticism. This either concerns the plot or the depiction of the boxer Steve Dixie. I won’t dwell on the latter as plenty of people have trampled that particular piece of ground and the poor opinion that some people have of the plot is, I think, unfair.
I've been "enjoying" a few days leave from work (paid - fortunately). I say "enjoying" because there has not been much R'n'R. Instead I've been building bookshelves, mounting pictures, scrubbing mud off walls and other domestic chores. Some of these chores (such as bookshelf construction) are rare, others less so.