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SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: 5 FACTS ABOUT THE BRILLIANT AUTHOR, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW!!!

1.) Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. That’s 155 years ago, in case you were wondering!

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2.) He was educated at the Stonyhurst and Edinburgh University where qualified as a Doctor! He practised medicine at Southsea from 1882-1890

3.) Although, Sherlock Holmes were acclaimed as his finest works , he preferred his other writing, especially the historical romances, such as Micah Clarke, Sir Nigel and the White Company

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4.) He was also the author of another popular novel The Lost World published in (1912) along with some other works.

5.) He was knighted in 1902 and died in 1930.

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*Personal Note: His characters transcend time, being as popular today as they were back then! Here is to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle many more years of Sherlock, a man of every generation!

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Citation: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Ware: Wordsworth Classics, 1992. Print

BBC Sherlock Holmes Image from google image from following:

“Brain Pickings.” Brain Pickings RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2014