Illustrator Mary Evans
Author Michael Harrison
Year 1975 (first published 1973)
Publisher Nel Mentor
‘Mr Harrison is perhaps the doyen of Sherlockians.’ Pamela Hansford Johnson
Why did Sherlock Holmes visit America? What did he do for Vanderbilt? Why did he remain silent about the identity of Jack the Ripper? What was the secret of the Vatican Cameos? Why did the kings of Denmark, Sweden and Holland, the Sultan of Turkey, the President of the United States and the Emperor of All the Russias confer on Holmes their highest decorations?
With a detective skill not unworthy of Holmes himself, Michael Harrison, world-renowned authority on all things Sherlockian, has minutely researched the Great Sleuth’s life and adventures revealing a wealth of hitherto unsuspected facts. He traces Holmes’s unusual university career and his brilliant achievements at the top level of Victorian diplomacy. Here is a man with a career far more glittering than Watson’s written account ever hinted.
‘Mr Harrison, arguably the best living authority on the Baker Street Sleuth, gives himself and us an enjoyable field day in The World of Sherlock Holmes. A feast of imaginative fun for every devotee.’ New Statesman
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