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by Alistair Duncan

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Author:
Alistair Duncan
ISBN13:
978-1904312697
ISBN:
1904312691
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MX Publishing; 1st edition (March 1, 2010)
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Mystery
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The Norwood Author book. There have been a great many books dedicated to chronicling the life of Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Norwood Author book. So what, one might wonder, is the use of a diminutive volume on Conan Doyle's brief time spent in the Norwood neighborhood in South London?

The Norwood Author covers the years 1891-1894, when Holmes was . This book neatly covers the 'missing years' in Norwood with such depth and attention to detail you can't help but admire Duncan's commitment to his idol.

The Norwood Author covers the years 1891-1894, when Holmes was first gaining popularity in the Strand magazine. Herein, we find crucial details of how Doyle went through the process of writing the first 24 stories contained in The Adventures and The Memoirs. At that time, he was living at 12 Tennison Road – which is still there, according to Google Street View, showing a blue plaque on the wall.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most written about men who ever . Books related to The Norwood Author - Arthur Conan Doyle from 1891-1894.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most written about men who ever lived but despite this some parts of his life get . .One such period is between 1891 and 1894 when he lived in South Norwood in present day south east London. During this period he wrote and published much of his best work including the first two series of Sherlock Holmes short stories. This book looks at his life during this period and in contrast to other biographies spends time looking at some of his input into local Norwood life.

The Norwood Builder' by Alistair Duncan illuminates the period directly after Arthur Conan Doyle abandoned .

The Norwood Builder' by Alistair Duncan illuminates the period directly after Arthur Conan Doyle abandoned medicine and turned his hand to full-time writing (early 1890's). Few people realise that ACD wrote nearly on-third of all his Sherlock Holmes stories whilst living at South Norwood in London. We learn of cricket scores, and club meetings, real estate queries and letters to Mom.

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No reproduction, copy or transmission of this publication may be made without express prior written. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this book, as of the date of. publication, nothing herein should be construed as giving advice. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and not of. MX Publishing. Paperback ISBN 9781904312697 Published in the UK by MX Publishing 335 Princess Park Manor, Royal Drive, London, N11 3GX.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most written about men who ever lived but despite this some parts of his life get little attention. One such period is between 1891 and 1894 when he lived in South Norwood in present day south east London. During this period he wrote and published much of his best work including the first two series of Sherlock Holmes short stories. This book looks at his life during this period and, in contrast to other biographies, spends time looking at some of his input into local Norwood life.
  • Biographies are tricky things. It's difficult to write a compelling one--one where the reader doesn't walk away feeling like they heard the information before; that what they just read wasn't repackaged and repurposed from some other source. And when your subject is one of the most written about men who ever lived... well, then the task of presenting something new and unique grows even more difficult.

    So what higher compliment can I pay to Alistair Duncan's latest outing, "The Norwood Author," than to say that I *learned*? Duncan presents his reader with new and fresh information, and draws parallels to what is already widely known about the man who created the Great Detective. By focusing on a specific period of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's life, Duncan is able to provide his reader with information that would have otherwise been skirted around, or even completely neglected, in a more comprehensive biography. And, as a result, the picture of Conan Doyle's life grows a litte clearer, a little more crisp around the edges, a little more complete.

    Fans of Sherlock Holmes know, more than anything, that the devil is in the details, and Alistair Duncan's book is full of them. Details that shaped Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's life, writing, and the famous character that so many people love, are available is abundance, for those willing to seek them out. And I hope you do.

  • Make no mistake: I am a student of the life of Sherlock Holmes, and not Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I play “The Game” with great seriousness. My two trips to England, and in particular London, have been Holmes Pilgrimages. Any time that I happened to cross the path of Conan Doyle, Watson’s first – but not only – literary agent, was usually by accident. (Stopping to look at two of Doyle’s London homes, for instance, happened only because they were on the walk between other Holmes-related sites, and not because they were destinations in-and-of themselves.)

    In spite of this statement, I believe that I have most, if not all, of the previous Doyle biographies in my collection – those by Carr, Pearson, Stashower, Costello, Lellenburg and Stashower, Jaffee, Symons, Higham, and even Doyle’s own autobiography, “Memories and Adventures”. They are all go-to’s when I’m researching some fact or other in relation to the lives of Holmes and Watson.

    In 2015, I came up with the idea of, and then edited and contributed to, the ongoing Holmes anthology series, “The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories”. These author royalties for these volumes go to benefit the Stepping Stones School for special needs students, located at Undershaw, one of Doyle’s homes. It was through this effort that I became much more aware of both Doyle and Undershaw. While learning about this special place, I actually began to wish that I had visited this Doyle residence because of Doyle, and not just because of connections to Holmes and Watson.

    At about this time, I happened to acquire the three excellent biographies of Doyle – “The Norwood Author”, “An Entirely New Country”, and “No Better Place” – all written by Alistair Duncan, in which new insights are provided into three crucial eras of the man’s life.

    “The Norwood Author” covers the years 1891-1894, when Holmes was first gaining popularity in the “Strand” magazine. Herein, we find crucial details of how Doyle went through the process of writing the first 24 stories contained in “The Adventures” and “The Memoirs”. At that time, he was living at 12 Tennison Road – which is still there, according to Google Street View, showing a blue plaque on the wall. I wish I’d had a chance to go down there on my pilgrimages, not only to see the house, but to visit some of the Norwood settings in a few of the Holmes tales. It is fascinating to see the rise of Doyle from author to celebrity over the course of these three years, as described by Duncan. This biography does a wonderful job of illuminating Doyle the man during these busy years.

    This book, alongside Duncan’s other two Doyle biographies, provides great insight into Doyle’s real-life during the period stretching from 1891 to his death in 1930. Much of this material has not been seen in the previous Doyle biographies, and that should be an extra treat for scholars who study the life of the man. One can only hope that Duncan will now back up and cover the man’s life from his birth in 1859 to 1891.

  • This book covers the life of one of the world's most famous authors. Norwood was the town where Conan Doyle settled after he decided to give up his indifferent medical practice and become a full-time writer. He, his wife and their infant daughter moved there in June 1891. He was just beginning the successful series of Sherlock Holmes stories in the new magazine The Strand that would make his name famous throughout the world. During those years his first son was born, his father died in a nursing home in the North and his wife was diagnosed with an incurable disease. These are the best-known facts about Conan Doyle during those years. What Alistair Duncan does is fill in the details of his life, using personal letters, newspaper reports, private journals and other sources. We learn of cricket matches he played in, the people he talked to and the groups to which he was invited to speak. Highly recommended for those interested in Victorian life and the life of the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

  • There are Sherlock Holmes fans and the more serious ones, like me, become fans of Conan Doyle and his wider work. This book neatly covers the 'missing years' in Norwood with such depth and attention to detail you can't help but admire Duncan's commitment to his idol. Regular Holmes fans will like it, Doyleans will love it.