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“I have had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded. I have known what it was to be a poor man and I have known what it was to be fairly affluent. I have sampled every kind of human experience. I have known many of the most remarkable men of my time. I have had a long literary career after a medical training which gave me the MD of Edinburgh…I have traveled as Doctor to a whaler for seven months in the Arctic and afterwards in the West Coast of Africa. I have seen something of three wars: the Sudanese, the South African and the German. My life has been dotted with adventures of all kinds. Finally, I have been constrained to devote my latter years to telling the world the final result of thirty-six years’ study of the occult…Such is the life which I have told in some detail in my Memories and Adventures.”—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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  • “The charming memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’s creator show that he did much more than write detective stories.”


  • “You would think that writing the complete works of Sherlock Holmes would be the accomplishment of a lifetime. Think again. In this autobiography, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle describes an incredibly adventuresome and full life, of which the authorship of his famous stories was only a small part…[Vance] offers a smooth and professional reading of this exciting book.” 


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meredith | 2/11/2011

    " Did you know Sherlock has a brother - Mycroft - who is even more observent? These stories provide more insight into the great detective's character and background. The original illustrations are also fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrew | 1/14/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book... my first on the Kindle. Enjoyed the twists and the occasional surprise... a good starter for my Kindle career.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anie | 1/2/2011

    " This was fantastic. Conan Doyle has such a nice, light touch with the pen, and the stories are exciting and enjoyable. Exactly what I needed on a winter break. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hannah | 12/8/2010

    " Sherlock Holmes is the best detective ever! The stories are very absorbing, even though they were written in slightly (slightly!) old English. "

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