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From: The Washington Post
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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