On Conan Doyle

Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling

By Michael Dirda
(Princeton University Press, Hardcover, 9780691151359, 210pp.)

Publication Date: October 2011

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A passionate lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of The Baker Street Irregulars--the most famous and romantic of all Sherlockian groups. Combining memoir and appreciation, "On Conan Doyle" is a highly engaging personal introduction to Holmes's creator, as well as a rare insider's account of the curiously delightful activities and playful scholarship of The Baker Street Irregulars.

"On Conan Doyle" is a much-needed celebration of Arthur Conan Doyle's genius for every kind of storytelling.




About the Author
Michael Dirda is a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and longtime book columnist for the "Washington Post". He is the author of four collections of essays, "Readings", "Bound to Please", "Book by Book", and "Classics for Pleasure", as well as the memoir "An Open Book". A lifelong Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle fan, he was inducted into The Baker Street Irregulars in 2002.
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