Conan Doyle's Wide World: Sherlock Holmes and Beyond (Paperback)

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With fascinating extracts from his own writings, this book reveals the captivating travels and adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle - the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

Arthur Conan Doyle was not simply the creator of the world's greatest detective; he was also an intrepid traveler 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, humor 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.

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 Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society.

Praise For…

“Andrew Lycett's book is a perfect guide to this "wide world", and every Holmes fan should have a copy.” —Catholic Herald

“Lycett's intriguing tome lets you travel by proxy, as Conan Doyle's globetrotting continues into the Middle East, Africa,
across North America, through South America and Down Under. His descriptions are quoted and there is a fine selection of glossy old pictures.” —Daily Mail

“This is definitely one for the fans: a romantic paean to a lost age. The Sherlock Holmes industry marches on.” —The Mail on Sunday

“... by offering additional information and context Lycett opens up an entire world for Doyle fans.” —Paperback Paris

Conan Doyle's Wide World reveals the crime writer's insatiable curiosity and insight into the human condition and the people, places, and things that so clearly influenced his work, providing a fascinating glimpse of Conan Doyle's work beyond Holmes. And right now when most of us are homebound, this volume is a tantalizing reminder of the great places awaiting exploration.” —Fine Books & Collections

Product Details
ISBN: 9781788317535
ISBN-10: 178831753X
Publisher: Tauris Parke
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English