On the trail of Sherlock Holmes

Stephen Browning

Book - 2022

This book offers a detailed itinerary for actually 'walking' Sherlock Holmes. Beginning, of course, at Baker Street a series of walks takes in the well-known, as well as some of the more obscure, locations of London as traveled by Holmes and Watson and a gallery of unforgettable characters in the stories. Details of each location and the story in which it features are given along with other items of interest - associated literary and historical information, social history, and events in Conan Doyle's life. A chapter then explores Holmes' adventures in the rest of the UK. 55 black and white original photographs accompany the text. This book is designed to appeal to anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of the s...tories by traveling, even if just in imagination from an armchair, exactly the same London streets as Sherlock Holmes, and perhaps also by exploring some iconic Holmesian locations farther afield.

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Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword History 2022.
Main Author
Stephen Browning (author)
Physical Description
ix, 141 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibiographical references (pages [135]-136) and index.
  • Acknowledgements
  • Prologue
  • Part I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Creation of His 'most notorious character', Sherlock Holmes
  • Part II. The Walks
  • Walk 1. London: Where it all began - a walk in Baker Street and immediate area
  • Walk 2. London: A walk along Northumberland Avenue, up the Strand, Fleet Street and on to St Paul's Cathedral
  • Walk 3. London: Walking along Oxford Street, Regent Street, around Piccadilly Circus and into Haymarket
  • Walk 4. London: Around Tottenham Court Road and into Holborn and Covent Garden
  • Walk 5. London: At the centre of Government - a walk in Westminster and Victoria
  • Walk 6. London: Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall and Mayfair
  • Walk 7. London: A walk around the City and East End
  • Walk 8. Walks and Trips elsewhere... in London; in the UK as a Whole
  • Appendix I. A Timeline of the Stories
  • Appendix II. Some Notable Acton who have Played Holmes over the Years
  • Appendix III. An Alphabetical Sherlock Holmes Miscellany
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index