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10 Little Known Facts About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Goodreads News & Interviews

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Sherlock Holmes : 5 fun facts that you probably didn't know!

Who doesn't know about Sherlock Holmes? The creator of this timeless character , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has a legendary status in the literary.

15 Fun Facts about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

For that reason alone the great Scot could easily be granted legendary status. But if one were to apply Sherlockian style sleuthery to proceedings, a unique life and a rich character emerges that rivals even the best of his fiction. His first jobs were the medic on-board a whaling ship to the Artic Circle and as a medical officer aboard a steamship to Africa. He was barely 21 at the time, but it unlocked a sense of adventure that stayed with him throughout his entire life. Not content with being an incredibly gifted intellectual, Doyle was also an unfairly talented sportsman. Although his cricket career never directly brought him fame, the author is said to have named Sherlock after a cricketer who played for Northampton.

With an uncanny sense of detail and a keen eye for inimitable characters, Conan Doyle has riveted and delighted millions of readers over the course of the last century. Here are five interesting facts about him. Founded by English writer J. Barrie of Peter Pan fame , the Allahakbarries were an amateur cricket team whose members were some of most significant minds in British letters, from A. Milne and G. Chesterton to H.

By Rachel Ward. He reportedly bought a car without ever having driven one before. In , he took part in the Prince Henry Tour, an international road competition organised by Prince Henry of Prussia to pit British cars against German ones. Doyle paired up with his second wife, Jean, as one of the British driving teams. It is, in fact, only one of his two middle names.

2. He was a professional cricketer

Here are things that you may not know about the writer. He reportedly bought a car without ever having driven one before. In , he took part in the Prince Henry Tour, an international road competition organized by Prince Henry of Prussia to pit British cars against German ones. Doyle paired up with his second wife, Jean, as one of the British driving teams. It is, in fact, only one of his two middle names. Shortly after he graduated from high school he began using Conan as part of his surname. They also worked together on a comic opera, Jane Annie, which Barrie begged his friend to revise and finish for him.

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  2. The creator of this timeless character, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has a legendary status in the literary world, and to say his novels have been influential would be a gross understatement.

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