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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 May '14 11:50
    Born today, May 22, 1859. No Doyle, no Sherlock.
  2. 22 May '14 20:08 / 2 edits
    I believe, in addition to being an excellently humourous and clever author and a physician, he played in goal for Portsmouth F.C..

    My favourite Conan Doyle is The Lost World. One of the funniest and most exhilarating adventures I've ever read. There was a fantastic Pixar film released fairly recently (called Up!) which featured the same location, I think (in Venezeula), as that which inspired Sir Arthur.
  3. 23 May '14 05:47
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Born today, May 22, 1859. No Doyle, no Sherlock.
    Have you seen bbc's new take on sherlock? I was sceptical at first, but now I've seen every
    episode I could get my hands on.
  4. 26 May '14 02:23 / 1 edit
    I've only got a half dozen volumes on my many bookshelves that give off that "gilt-edge Corinthian leather-bound" aura. (Less than $30 each, faux leather. 😛) One of them is the complete Holmes by Doyle.

    My father's buddy from the 1950s recently wrote a novel in which the main character "channels" Doyle for advice on solving crimes.