By Andrew Norman
Within the yr 1900, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used to be on the top of his luck as a physician, a sportsman, a author of old novels, a champion of the oppressed and, so much particularly, the writer of that honorable, courageous, and eminently brilliant grasp detective, Sherlock Holmes. each new Holmes tale was once greeted with nice anticipation and self belief within the wisdom that, although complicated the crime, the supremely clever and logical detective could remedy it. yet in 1916 Conan Doyle shocked his readers by means of pointing out that he believed in Spiritualism. And whilst, in 1922, he released a publication within which he professed to think in fairies, his devotees have been fairly non-plussed. How may possibly the fellow who invented the ultra-rational Holmes declare to think in whatever as obscure and unproven because the paranormal? Andrew Norman delves into either Doyle’s scientific documents and his writings to resolve the secret.
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