“a strange and wild life” [STUD]
How often have you come across a phrase in the Sherlock Holmes stories that you're not familiar with? Or just a general concept, such as the cost of items and what it was like to live on a pension?
Author Liese Sherwood-Fabre discovered a number of questions as she was researching her series of books The Early Casefiles of Sherlock Holmes. So, in gathering her research, she published another series: The Life of Times of Sherlock Holmes.
We take a look inside the making of this four-volume series of essays, with a mysterious detour to Russia along the way.
Try your hand at the Canonical Couplet quiz: we give you two lines of poetry, you identify the Sherlock Holmes story; if your correct answer is randomly chosen, you'll win a copy of The Life and Time of Sherlock Holmes.
Send your answer to comment @ ihearofsherlock .com by December 29, 2022 at 11:59 a.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random from among all the correct answers. All listeners are eligible to play.
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- This episode: ihose.co/ihose254
- Liese Sherwood-Fabre's website
- The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes (Amazon)
- The Early Casefiles of Sherlock Holmes (Amazon)
- Saving Hope (Amazon)
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