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PDF/EBOOK The Doctor and the Detective A Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle BY Martin Booth

Ivate life but ultimately although interesting I just found it irritating Booth doesn t understand the Victorian mindset at all and was constantly being surprised at decisions or actions of Conan Doyle and his family that were only natural given their time I also found his constant need to xcuse Conan Doyle of anti feminist and RACIST STEREOTYPES ABSURD SURELY WE ARE CAPABLE OF SEEING stereotypes absurd surely we are capable of seeing man in the context of his own time without constant apologies Actually I found this book pretty insulting to both Conan Doyle and to Booth s readers Style was pretty good and the book was well organised chronologically However by recurring to constant themes throughtout the book as they reoccurred within Conan Doyle S LIFE BOOTH REPEATED AND SOMETIMES life Booth repeated and sometimes contradicted himself I was also irritated by his refusal to make assessments Booth would not speculate whether or not Waller and Conan Doyle s mother had an affair for xample claiming the age difference made it impossible Seriously if you are going to write this book be prepared to have opinions on it I was further irritated by the fact that in a later chapter Booth came back and said that yes an affair was likely but never shared what changed his mind with us A good book but not one I can Of the great detective Sherlock Holmes Doyle was however much as Booth shows us in not one I can Of the great detective Sherlock Holmes Doyle was however much as Booth shows us in intriguing study of a man who thrived on the times in which he lived While Holmes fan. Interesting reading the biography of the "MAN WHO CREATED ONE OF MY "who created one of my characters Sherlock Holmes A Fascinating Biography Of Sir Arthur biography of Sir Arthur Doyle who got overshadowed by his fictional yet very realistic creation the ace detective Sherlock HolmesFor details visit it was good A little dry in places but that could be cause I could care less about his university xperience and "military service and was interested about how he wrote Holmes I don t really know what to say about a " service and was interested about how he wrote Holmes I don t really know what to say about a It was interesting and told about Conan Doyle I found it interesting This was a good basic biography but could have used a bit of the verve Conan Doyle gave to his work It spoke of his adventures and productivity but I was unfulfilled feeling that it did not uestion his life but rather it just reported it What do I mean by that What made him tick How did he really feel about having a consumptive wife and an alcoholic father I felt there were unexamined passions and conflicts rumbling beneath his stoic personality On the other hand as a description of a man who was part Dr Watson Sherlock Holmes just a little and Professor Challenger delighted the schoolboy in me This book taught me a lot that I didn t know about Conan Doyle s public and pr. This ntertaining smart biography of Arthur Conan Doyle presents a modern day interpretation of the man who contrary to his best fforts will always be known as the creator. .


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Ecommend or say that I will read again This is free to a good home if anyone wants it please let me know Dull book about an interesting man Arguably the best biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle yet written Also has a lot of information about Sherlock Holmes Well done story of an intriguing and ultimately bizarre life Conan Doyle became rich and famous writing Sherlock Holmes but also wrote many other books on history historical fictionand spiritism to which he devoted the last 20 years of his lifeA true 19th century A most njoyable book about the surprisingly likable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle indeed he is probably likable here than he would be portrayed now since the family archives were opened following the death of his final daughter shortly after this book was published Doyle had his final daughter shortly after this book was published Doyle had the woman was to be his second wife while his first wife was nduring decade plus battle with TB Doyle waited until her death to formally begin his relationship
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wife number but he certainly saw her beforehand as well although the precise nature the relationship is open to speculationDoyle reminds one of Teddy Roosevelt in the context of his times forward thinking and full of nergy They were of the same generation very close in age alt. S will be captivated by the various tidbits that offer insight into their hero's creation; others will be fascinated by this living mbodiment of the Victorian masculine ide. .
The Doctor and the Detective A Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle