Ms. Holmes of Baker Street

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There is something passing strange about Sherlock Holmes. You’ve seen me as an old lady, Watson. I was never more convincing… —Sherlock Holmes, The Mazarin Stone Sherlock Holmes strides into our imagination, deerstalker hat set jauntily on his head, pipe protruding from his mouth, and a formidable intellect from which he painstakingly masters the mysteries he investigates. Yet the qualities that set Holmes apart as a masterful sleuth are rather surprising. …the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the ...
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Overview

There is something passing strange about Sherlock Holmes. You’ve seen me as an old lady, Watson. I was never more convincing… —Sherlock Holmes, The Mazarin Stone Sherlock Holmes strides into our imagination, deerstalker hat set jauntily on his head, pipe protruding from his mouth, and a formidable intellect from which he painstakingly masters the mysteries he investigates. Yet the qualities that set Holmes apart as a masterful sleuth are rather surprising. …the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner. —Sherlock Holmes, The Man with the Twisted Lip A firestorm of controversy met the original publication of Ms. Holmes of Baker Street: The Truth About Sherlock. Authors C. Alan Bradley and William A.S. Sarjeant in their methodical investigation of the literature of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uncovered the surprising truth about Sherlock Holmes and the dust is yet to settle. The University of Alberta Press is pleased to present the first Canadian edition of Ms. Holmes of Baker Street with a new Introduction by Barbara Roden. Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting. —Sherlock Holmes, A Scandal in Bohemia We know the methods…the game is afoot.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780888644152
  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

C. Alan Bradley retired from the University of Saskatchewan after a career in radio and television broadcast engineering. A pioneer in television distance education.

In 1972 Bill Sarjeant left England with his family to take up an academic appointment in the Department of Geology at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, a position he held until his passing in 2002. In addition to a passion for rocks and folk music, he wrote a series of fantasy novels under the name of Antony Swithin, developed an extensive library, which included a significant collection of detective fiction books, and authored many articles on detective fiction and Sherlockian matters.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The thesis presented 1
2 Sherlock Holmes : glimpses of childhood and youth 7
3 Those early days in Baker Street 11
4 The years before Watson's marriage 20
5 Watson in wedlock 35
6 The great hiatus 52
7 The years together 60
8 The aging Holmes 71
9 The parting of the ways 90
10 Holmes alone 108
11 Through other eyes 115
12 The truth about Sherlock Holmes 123
App. I The dating of the cases 154
App. II Clues by cryptogram? 167
App. III Biorhythms and the birthday 169
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