"It is the bootmaker" [LADY]
We're pleased to report that the Bootmakers of Toronto have released the latest issue of their quarterly magazine, The Canadian Holmes. If you're at all interested in Sherlockian scholarship, this is one of the top publications you can subscribe to. The others are The Baker Street Journal, The Sherlock Holmes Journal and The Serpentine Muse.
Of particular note with regard to this issue of this northern publication is that it is the first issue over which Barbara Roden has presided as editor. As her husband Christopher points out:
It's packed from cover to cover with fascinating material, including an article by Richard Lancelyn Green on the manuscript of 'Shoscombe Old Place' and - those of you who were in Minneapolis recently will recognise the significance of this - a revelatory article by Michael Dirda on Langdale Pike.Congratulations to Barbara on her debut!
Thanks for the mention of CANADIAN HOLMES! The comparison with the other journals you mention is flattering, but just, and I'm surprised that more Sherlockians outside Canada don't know of the journal, which has quietly been publishing excellent articles about Holmes and his world for three decades. It also has a claim to being the first Sherlockian journal which recognised Conan Doyle as the creator of Holmes, and not merely the 'literary agent', thereby allowing CH to publish articles looking at the canon in relation to its creator's life and experiences.
One small correction, though: while Vol. 30, No. 4 (recently published) is my first issue as permanent editor of the journal (I'm following in the illustrious footsteps of Cameron Hollyer, Chris Redmond, Kate Carlson, and Trevor Raymond), I did guest-edit a 'one off' issue back in 2001, as a favour to then-editor Trevor Raymond. Of course, being a guest editor is somewhat different to assuming responsibility for the journal on a permanent basis, and I'm looking forward to the challenge.
Well, let's get the word out! You've got a web site now, which is a major improvement. Let's get Sherlockians and Doyleans everywhere subscribing to these fine publications.
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