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4576Doyle's attitude to Holmes

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  • Tim Symonds
    Mar 29, 2014

      I'd certainly like a copy, Phil!  I recall reading that Doyle's mother had no such reservations about Holmes (or the money it brought in)!  She was really upset when Doyle seemed to have bumped Holmes off at the Reichenbach.


      Much appreciated.




      From: SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia@... [mailto:SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia@...] On Behalf Of Philip K. Jones
      Sent: 29 March 2014 14:58
      To: SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia@...
      Subject: Re: SHSI Re: !! The humbleness of Sherlock Holmes !!




      My friend:


      My attitude about Doyle's relationship with Sherlock Holmes is pretty much explained by what I wrote in my article, "Doyle and the Illusion of Holmes."  I believe that article may appear in the next issue of the newsletter or I can supply copies upon request.






      Philip K. Jones
      An Ill-dressed Vagabond


      ----- Original Message -----

      Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 9:49 PM

      Subject: SHSI Re: !! The humbleness of Sherlock Holmes !!



      Hi Philip,

      My PERSONAL opinion
      is that the fault lies with
      Doyle, who seldom paid
      much attention to dates

      Remember that discussion we had about Doyle's methods? I think Doyle was so keen on the methods of deduction that he couldn't care two hoots for dates. Of course, he would have had no idea that decades after he wrote a line like "...beaten four times..." people would be analysing it! :-)



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