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Once again, Peter Blau's Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press has a good number of links to sites on the Web that may be of interest to Sherlockians. One note: I typically do not post links from the newsletter that I have already blogged about. Without further ado, here are the latest:
  • The "rich list" of the Sunday Times has placed publisher Felix Dennis at #65 in the U.K. At his estate in Warwickshire, he has a number of 1-1/4 life-sized statues of people he admires. Included in the list: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • Peepolykus [pronounced people-like-us] is a British theater company that is touring with John Nicholson and Steven Canny's dramatization of "The Hound of the Baskervilles." There schedule is available online.
  • There's Sherlockian artwork in the online game Diamond Detective. When you make it to Inspector level, you get a badge with the image of Sherlock Holmes.
  • The Mini-Tonga Society has updated its Web page. As a marketer, I'm tempted to call it a microsite.
  • George Washington's ancestors slept here: Sulgrave Manor. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a member of the British Peace Centenary Committee that helped raise the money needed to buy the house in 1914 as part of the celebration of the centenary of the Treaty of Ghent.
  • In a follow-up to my Laurie King posts comes: Mary Russell's MySpace page
  • Breese Books offers Val Andrew's The Ghost of Baker Street and Roger Jaynes' Sherlock Holmes and the Chilford Ripper
  • Fans of Freddy the Pig can see him in Sherlockian costume in The Wit and Wisdom of Freddy and His Friends and quoted as saying "That's the trouble with detective work. . . Too many clues are worse than none at all." in Freddy Plays Football. For those who are particularly interested, there's always The Friends of Freddy.
  • Joel and Carolyn Senter have released the latest issue of their Sherlockian e-Times
  • Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are listed as one of a number of famous couples in literature from the Literacy Collection from 2Simple Software
  • Oddcast has a unique text-to-voice adapter. You can type anything in and hear it read back to you by a real voice. I tried it out, and "Simon (U.K.)" works best with Canonical quotes.
  • A very comprehensive page about the Battle of Maiwand