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'Mr. Holmes' Producers Sued by Creator's Estate

By Ted Johnson for Variety

The estate of Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle has sued Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon, claiming that the upcoming movie starring Ian McKellen in the story of the later life of the famous sleuth, “Mr. 340 more words

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Sherlock Holmes Creator’s Estate Sues Miramax Over Ian McKellan's 'Mr. Holmes'

The estate of Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle has sued Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon, claiming that the upcoming movie starring Ian McKellen in the story of the later life of the famous sleuth, “Mr. 340 more words

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Celebrating Arthur Conan Doyle

By Lindsay Roseberry, Reference Department

156 years ago he was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 22.

In 1876, he began medical studies at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with a specialty in treating syphilis.   612 more words

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Conan Doyle’s Poison Pen and “The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot”

By Anne Garner, Curator, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health

“Upon my word, Watson!” said Holmes at last with an unsteady voice, “I owe you both my thanks and an apology.

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Arthur Conan Doyle was born on this day

Arthur Conan Doyle was born 156 years ago today in Edinburgh, Scotland. The third of ten children, Conan Doyle studied medicine at Edinburgh University and worked as a ship’s doctor before setting up his own practice in Southsea. 349 more words

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Continuing the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in LEGO: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Last year LEGO ‘n’ literary fans may recall that a series of books retelling the stories of Sherlock Holmes were released, and whilst there have been many reissues and “re-imaginings” of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous unofficial consulting detective over the years, never had they been retold in such a fun and inspired way using LEGO bricks as this series of books from MX Publishing. 446 more words

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“There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book.”

– Arthur Conan Doyle

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