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My Dear Holmes: A Study in Sherlock

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Hardcover, 183 pages
Published 1951 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd
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Portia Costa
Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: serious Sherlock Holmes fans
This is a fantastic little book. Written decades and decades ago, it's a fascinating example of the author's love for Sherlock Holmes and his adventures; extreme and intense scholarly study of the canon; and a tour de force of brain thrashing and text/date/fact wrangling in pursuit of 'The Great Game' ie. treating Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson as real historical figures, and presenting a coherent timeline of their cases.

That people play this game is a tribute the compelling and beloved chara
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Parmacendar
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fannish
Holmesian chronology porn. For true obsessives only.
Matt Kuhns
This is for dedicated fans only.

This is the first Sherlock Holmes biography I have succeeded in finishing, after two others which I could not manage to complete. The superiority of My Dear Holmes is, however, almost entirely relative.

The greater part of this book is barely even a biography at all. The author tries to stick very close to the canon or what is implied by it; look elsewhere for accounts of Holmes's childhood, or his retirement, or fanciful reunions with Irene Adler.

Most of the conte
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Bruno Espadana
Escrito em 1951, "My Dear Holmes - A Study In Sherlock" é um livro só para fanáticos, e um que tinha em lista de espera para quando acabasse a releitura de todo o cânone Sherlockiano.
Gavin Brend tenta escrever uma biografia completa de Holmes, partindo do princípio óbvio que Holmes e Watson são personagens reais (Conan Doyle nunca é sequer mencionado em todo o livro). Esta não é uma tarefa fácil - Doyle nunca se preocupou muito com a consistência das histórias, misturando datas, casos, pondo Wat
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Jc
Apr 29, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
For the Holmes-nut (a group in which I would count myself, with a personal library of well over 100 Holmes and related titles, plus lots of films, radio recordings, and other paraphenalia), this may be an essential book. But for the general reader, or even the casual reader of Doyle's detective stories, this probably would be a boring read. Hence my low rating (the Sherlockian would already know the value of this work). Even for the lover of Holmes, there are better bio's written later by other ...more
John
Aug 30, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sherlock-holmes
too much arguments over trivia
Holly Kunz
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
an excellent read!
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