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Memories and Adventures

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  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108044042

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  • Known as 'the great northern diver' to his crewmates, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) fell into the Arctic Ocean on three occasions during his voyage as doctor on a whaler, before becoming part of the harpooning crew. This adventure sets the scene for the remarkable variety of his later life. In his autobiography, first published in 1923, he details everything from that first voyage to his literary success, his collaboration with playwright J. M. Barrie (whose Sherlock Holmes parody is included), and his involvement in the setting up of volunteer groups during the First World War. He describes how the methods of Sherlock Holmes helped him solve several real-life mysteries and, in a touching counterpoint to this scientific approach, closes with a chapter on his belief in spiritualism. Characteristically astute and entertaining, this book will appeal to students of early twentieth-century history, Holmes fans and the curious general reader alike.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108044042
    • length: 434 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Early recollections
    2. Under the Jesuits
    3. Recollections of a student
    4. Whaling in the Arctic Ocean
    5. My voyage to West Africa
    6. My first experiences in practice
    7. My start at Southsea
    8. My first literary success
    9. Pulling up the anchor
    10. The great break
    11. Sidelights on Sherlock Holmes
    12. Norwood and Switzerland
    13. Egypt in 1896
    14. On the edge of a storm
    15. An interlude of peace
    16. The start for South Africa
    17. Days with the army
    18. Final experiences in South Africa
    19. An appeal to the world's opinion
    20. My political adventures
    21. The years between the wars
    22. The years between the wars (contd.)
    23. Some notable people
    24. Some recollections of sport
    25. To the Rocky Mountains in 1914
    26. The eve of war
    27. A remembrance of the dark years
    28. Experiences on the British Front
    29. Experiences on the Italian Front
    30. Experiences on the French Front
    31. Breaking the Hindenburg Line
    32. The psychic quest.

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    Arthur Conan Doyle

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