|"Ectoplasm" from a "medium"|
I had many reservations about embarking on this section of ACD's life, the most significant being the need to cover Spiritualism. In an article I wrote for The Sherlock Holmes Society of London I stated that it would not be possible to do service to this area of ACD's life without being totally even-handed. This is a tall order for a subject where people are usually firmly fixed at one end of the spectrum or the other. I very much fear that I will fail my own criterion but I will do my best not to be either as credulous as some or as dismissive as others. That said, I don't believe in it and will be dismissive of it as a subject but not dismissive of people who, although misguided, were sincere in their belief - such as ACD himself.
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