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Posted December 23, 2011
Dirda and Doyle
The incomparable Michael Dirda recounts his history with the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and beyond. If you're looking for a biography of ACD, or a life story, this is not the book to choose. However, if you wish to enjoy the history of how a literate man discovered ACD in his childhood, and continues to enjoy Sherlockiana through membership in the Baker Street Irregulars, this book will satisfy greatly. Includes the memorable line, "Little did I know then that book collection is less about acquiring books than about finding the shelf space to store them." (Nook readers have conquered that problem!) Caution: Reading Michael Dirda will add vastly to the list of other books you want to read in your lifetime.
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