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 8 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 18 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 20 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 on April 2, 2013 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 on November 5, 2012 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 on October 10, 2012 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
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
A biographer looking to paint the full life of the subject must necessarily dig into areas of the subject's life that may not be of much interest to the typical reader. Read morePublished on May 24, 2008 by Lan the Answer Man