Beyond Baker Street; Remembering Conan Doyle only as the inventor of Sherlock Holmes is a crime.

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Date: 20080127
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THE MAN WHO CREATED SHERLOCK HOLMES

The Life and Times of

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

By Andrew Lycett

Free Press. 557 pp. $30

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

A Life in Letters

Edited by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley

Penguin Press. 706 pp. $37.95When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in 1930, he was famed as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. But he was also the author of many other books, a missionary for spiritualism and a frequent defender of the embattled British Empire. As acts of imagination, Conan Doyle's re-inventions of himself -- physician, novelist, patriot, journalist, celebrity ...

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