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The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England:

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England:

by Liese Sherwood-Fabre


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"Slop shops," "scissorizing," "agony aunts," and "foolscap"

These and other Victorian references appear throughout the original Sherlock Holmes tales.  Everyday words and phrases to the Victorian may have modern day readers running to references books. These twenty-four short essays explain and explore various aspects of life mentioned in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, providing modern-day insight into the nineteenth century world. 

The collection also includes the essay—"Evil Women: The Villainesses of the Canon," originally published in the Baker Street Journal

Originally shared through various Sherlockian newsletters around the world, they are gathered here for the first time. Essays cover:

  • Violins 
  • Electric and vs. gas lighting
  • Scrapbooking
  • Agony columns
  • The Agra Fort
  • Cardboard
  • Sound Recordings
  • Telephones
  • Jellyfish
  • Rugby
  • Brandy
  • The Opera
  • The Crown Jewels
  • Snakes
  • Italian political organizations
  • Banks
  • Diabetes
  • Pocket watches
  • Writing paper
  • Coroners
  • Pawnshops
  • Clothing
  • Calling cards
  • "Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained!"

    - Carole Nelson Douglas, Bestselling Author

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781952408106
Publisher: Little Elm Press LLC
Publication date: 11/17/2020
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author Dr. Liese Sherwood-Fabre doesn’t remember a time she didn’t know of Sherlock Holmes—be it the old Basel Rathbone movies, Tom and Jerry in deerstalker hats, or the original Conan Doyle tales. During her thirty-plus years as a federal employee, Dr. Sherwood-Fabre worked and lived in various countries, including Mexico and Russia, finding inspiration for stories based on events taking place around her. She garnered a prestigious Pushcart nomination for a short story inspired by her experiences in Mexico, and having lived through the tumultuous years of Russia’s budding democracy, her first published novel, Saving Hope, centered around an unemployed Russian microbiologist who must choose between saving her daughter’s life or working with a former KGB agent to stop the sale of bioweapons to Iran. After returning to the states, Dr. Sherwood-Fabre revived her early interest in Sherlock Holmes and the Victorian period. For the past six years, she has shared her knowledge with other Sherlockians by contributing regularly to several society newsletters, as well as the prestigious Baker Street Journal and Canadian Holmes publications. Her Holmes origin series The Early Case Files of Sherlock Holmes launched in June 2020 with The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife.

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