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Conan Doyle's Wide World: Sherlock Holmes and Beyond

Conan Doyle's Wide World: Sherlock Holmes and Beyond

by Andrew Lycett


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Arthur Conan Doyle was not simply the creator of the world's greatest detective; he was also an intrepid traveller and extraordinary travel writer. His descriptions of his journeys and adventures - which took him to the Arctic and the Alps, throughout Africa, Australia and North America, and across every ocean in between - are full of insight, humour and exceptional evocations of place. Until now, these captivating travelogues have never been gathered together. In this ground-breaking book, Andrew Lycett, Conan Doyle's celebrated biographer, collects and annotates the best of his writings from around the world, which illuminate not just the places he visited, but the man himself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788312066
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Andrew Lycett is a writer and broadcaster who has written acclaimed biographies of Ian Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas, Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle. As a journalist, Lycett has contributed regularly to The Times, Sunday Times and many other newspapers and magazines. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Literary Society and the Royal Geographical Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Arctic 9

Great Britain and Ireland 33

Europe 103

Middle East 131

Africa 157

North America 191

Indian Subcontinent 237

Australia and New Zealand 249

South America 271

General Romance and Adventure 287

Acknowledgements 315

Select Bibliography 316

A Note on the Author 318

Index 319

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