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Sherlock Holmes ciphers…

I am fairly familiar with all forms of secret writings, and am myself the author of a trifling monograph upon the subject, in which I analyze one hundred and sixty separate ciphers [THE DANCING MEN]. Because there are many ciphers which I would read as easily as I do the apocrypha of the agony column […]

Secretary of State should give Conan Doyle the recognition he deserves

Tessa Jowell’s decision not to upgrade Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Surrey home, Undershaw, to be a Grade I-listed building on the grounds that the writer does not occupy a significant enough position in the nation’s consciousness, has been vehemently appealed by the Victorian Society, the national charity campaigning for the Victorian and Edwardian historic environment.Joining […]

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