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Monday, 2 July 2012, 1:00PM
Museum of London

"A Stout Heart in the Great Cesspool": Arthur Conan Doyle and London

Richard Burnip

From the impressions of his first youthful visit, to his mature years when all doors opened for him, London was an important backdrop to much of Conan Doyle's life and work. From the Sherlock Holmes stories to The Lost World (in this, the 100th anniversary year of Professor Challenger's first great adventure) this lecture examines some of the locations which influenced him.  It will also touch on some of his lesser known works and include the place which perhaps meant more to him than any other in London, and to which he returned in his writing throughout his life.

This is part of the "Literary London Crime" Mondays at One series.

The other lectures in the series include the following:
   Crime in Dickens' London
   The Postmodern Detective: Contemporary London Crime Fiction
   The Dark Eyes of London

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Richard Burnip is an actor and historian whose work encompasses theatre, documentaries, lectures, articles, guided walks and audiobooks.

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2 July 2012

"A Stout Heart in the Great Cesspool": Arthur Conan Doyle and London
Richard Burnip

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