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The Baker Street Irregulars International Series continues to forge ahead, as it published its sixth volume at the end of 2016. Joining the ranks of other countries and regions that whose scholarly works have been compiled and published by the BSI is none other than Canada.

Joining us to talk about Canada and Sherlock Holmes from the BSI International Series is one of the co-editors, Peter Calamai, BSI ("The Leeds Mercury"), MBt, C.M. Peter is one half of the editing team that took on the Canadian project, together with Mark Alberstat, BSI ("Halifax"). Peter tells us about his membership in the Order of Canada, his life as a journalist, and his foggy first meeting with Sherlock Holmes. We cover Sherlockian scholarship from north of the border, as well as the association with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that Canada has.

We haven't included a single 'eh' or 'aboot' in this episode, but we have given you a Gas-Lamp in the form of an essay from Christopher Redmond: "The Lure of the Chase," which can be found in the book. And some bonus content, if you listen far enough.

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1:35 Coo loo coo coo, coo coo coo coo!
3:04 Sponsor: Wessex Press
4:45 Sherlock Holmes in the Great White North
6:53 Welcome, Peter Calamai
10:40 Peter gives us the background on his association with Sherlock Holmes
19:53 The beginnings of Sherlock Holmes in Canada
33:01 The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Toronto Reference Library
34:50 Teaser for a future episode
36:54 The Four Pillars
42:58 Sponsor: The Baker Street Journal
44:30 Professor Moriarty was an army coach - but what is that?
48:48 A flashback: how the book came to be
56:30 Ms. Holmes of Baker Street
1:06:51 Feedback
1:10:15 Gas-Lamp
1:13:46 Wrap-up and Easter egg

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