The London of the late nineteenth century was home to both Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous detective - Sherlock Holmes. This book looks at some of the many locations in both central and outer London that have connections to one or both of these famous names. In addition to examining the history this book also looks at some of the theories that have been woven over the years around Holmes and these locations.
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"Close to Holmes" by Alistair Duncan is an adjunct to his earlier work "Eliminate the Impossible" which is an excellent reference into the Holmes Canon. Close to Holmes takes the reader through the streets of both Holmes' and Doyle's London. So it's best to take out your London map and follow along. Where was 221 Baker Street? How about the Northumberland Hotel where Henry Baskerville stayed? Or maybe you're curious about all those railroad stations that Holmes and Watson were using to run off on their adventure? Mr. Duncan not only helps the search for these Sherlockian locations, he gives insight into the area and the era. Filled with an educated assessment of where the real locations are, Mr. Duncan also provides a vast array of photographic material. He shows the locations as they were and for the armchair traveler, how they appear today. Mr. Duncan takes the reader on a tour that is second only to being there. Mr. Duncan does not limit himself to the areas close to Baker Street but also takes the reader to Norwood where a number of Holmes Stories occur (most notably The Sign of Four). If you have read Mr. Duncan's "Eliminate the Impossible" you will also enjoy this volume. Well worth the read. It is obvious that Mr. Duncan knows not only Holmes but Doyle and London.