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:
The Victorian Wedding
The Temperance Movement
The Port of Dundee
Bicycles and the New Woman
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
Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes
A concise book of information in the Victorian age and what Sherlock used. Well written and easy to understand and of when he used those items. Enjoyed now to reread or listen to those mentioned again.
Given ARC by Net Galley and Books Go Social for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.