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The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Andrew Lycett. New York: Free Press, 2007. 559 pp. $30.00.
Arthur Conan Doyle. A Life in Letters. Edited by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower, and Charles Foley. New York: Penguin, 2007. 706 pp. $37.95.
"Lycett, a former foreign correspondent (and biographer of Rudyard Kipling and Ian Fleming), from a scrupulous, authoritative account of how an undistinguished doctor from Portsmouth climbed to the pinnacle of late--Victorian literary fame.... The sheer imposing ...
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