Fans of Sherlock Holmes, Victorian England, and history in general will all find interesting tidbits to carry away.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle references many everyday Victorian activities and aspects that are lost on the twenty-first century reader. These short essays provide modern readers a better understanding of Victorian England and greater insight into the world of Sherlock Holmes. His cases take on richer meaning when the reader grasps the subtleties of such details as the blue ribbon mentioned in “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box,” the doss houses Shinwell Johnson knew about, or how one contracted brain fever.
Originally published in Sherlockian newsletters across the world, these short essays carry the reader back to London, 1895 and the world of the most famous consulting detective. Topics covered include:
- Horse racing
- The Victorian Wedding
- The Temperance Movement
- London Smog
- Brain Fever
- The Port of Dundee
- Doss Houses
- Bradshaw’s Companion
- Bicycles and the New Woman
- Public Houses
- Microscopes and Magnifying Glasses
- Ciphers and Codes
- Cambridge and Oxford
- The Art of Disguise
- Brief History of Tea
Return, once again, to Victorian England and the residents of 221B Baker Street.
“We have…always found [Dr. Sherwood-Fabre’s] essays to be both entertaining and informative as well as very well researched.”
- Joel Senter, editor, The Sherlockian E-Times
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Table of Contents
1 - And They’re Off!
2 - Saying “I Do” in Victorian England
3 - Put up Your Dukes
4 - Blue Ribbon Blues
5 -En Garde!
6 - Smoggy Old London Town
7 - I’ve Got the Feevah!
8 - Taking the Heat in Victorian England
9 - Step Right Up!
10 - Of Jute, Jam, and Journalism
11 - London on Four Pence a Night
12 - Nine Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into
13 - A Traveler’s Guide to Victorian England
14 - The New Woman Cyclist
15 - Parson, Vicar, or Rector?
16 - Belly Up to the Bar, Boys
17 - I Can See Clearly Now
18 - Genteel Woman Seeks Employment
19 - Making Sense of the Message
20 - The Playing Fields of Eton
21 - Two Years at College
22 - Sailor, Plumber, or Priest?
23 - Not Your Type?
24 - Care for a Cuppa?