One also gains in knowledge of the Victorian/Edwardian literary scene.
Fans of the great detective are always on the the lookout for good material, and this book must be counting among their list.
Andrew Lycett's book about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the best biography yet written about the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Excellent condition. Inexpensive. Great seller. The text itself i am but half way through but it is very interesting and quite detailed.Published 2 months ago by Katrina Hill
Doyle had an interesting life, but this biography was SO detailed that I became bogged down in minutia. Still, I learned a great deal.Published 11 months ago by Devijun
Will enjoy this forever. It is written by a Brit, of course, who is a very gifted writer. It will take me forever I hope to read this 500 page book...surpasses my expectations.Published 13 months ago by lesliek
Perhaps it is the author, perhaps it is the publisher, or perhaps it is Amazon who is making the claim that this book is the "first definitive biography" of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Treasure Island Books
A highly detailed, exquisitely researched biography. I would not be surprised to find that Lycett invented both a time machine and a shrink ray so that he could spend every single... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Bitter Lawyer
How I looked forward to reading this biography based on the glowing reviews here! I'm glad, however, that instead of purchasing this book, I borrowed it from our local... Read morePublished 24 months ago by An Avid Reader
There is nothing better than to read an autobiography of the person who created your hero. You get to understand all the reasons behind the actual character. Read morePublished on November 1, 2011 by seaboard
Arthur Conan Doyle and his most famous creation will be thrust back into the public eye this Christmas with the release of the big-budget Robert Downey Jr. Read morePublished on December 16, 2009 by Christopher Barat
Have followed Sherlock Holmes for over 40 years. I learned new things from this book. Very happy with it. Recommended it to local librarians.Published on November 30, 2008 by Traveler