1.) Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. That’s 155 years ago, in case you were wondering!
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
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.
*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!
Citation: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Ware: Wordsworth Classics, 1992. Print
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