"Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes has at various times to examine."

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (2000)

Mona Morstein's studious take on Sherlock's childhood as recalled by the family butler.

A butler who shared years of employment with the Holmes family draws a clear portrait of Sherlock as a child. Read about Sherlock’s precocious and unsettling older brother Mycroft. Revealed at last is the whole dysfunctional household that shaped the character of the great detective. We are enabled to interpret Holmes’ personality traits in a more sympathetic and lucid manner.

Title: The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes: The Butler's Tale
Author: Mona Morstien
Year: 2000
Publisher: Galde Press
Purchase: Amazon.

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