BFI Footage of Arthur Conan Doyle

The BFI has made available some excellent footage of Arthur Conan Doyle and his family.

Bontempi and the Six Napoleons

 In my book An Entirely New Country I wrote about a period when Arthur Conan Doyle got involved, as a business venture, with a device called the Sculptograph. It remains my strong belief that his involvement with this device inspired him to write the Sherlock Holmes adventure The Six Napoleons which came out in 1904.

Guest Post from Alan Lance Andersen

 Some time ago I posted about the challenges of writing a Sherlock Holmes pastiche that felt authentic. Naturally I'm not the only person with thoughts on this subject...