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Conan Doyle’s Surrey home wins reprieve

An application for Listed Building Consent to subdivide Undershaw, the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has been withdrawn following an international campaign led by the Victorian Society, the national charity campaigning for the Victorian and Edwardian historic environment. Conan Doyle experts around the world wrote to urge Waverley Borough Council to reject the application. […]

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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