Upon visiting the Reichenbach Falls in 1893, Arthur Conan Doyle decided that this was the place “…that would make a worthy tomb for poor Sherlock, even if I buried my banking account along with him.”
Arthur Conan Doyle claimed that killing off Holmes was self defence, since “…if I had not killed him, he would certainly have killed me.”
20,000 people cancelled their subscriptions to the Strand Magazine!
In 1896 Arthur Conan Doyle wrote: “I have had such an overdose of him that I feel towards him as I do towards pate de foie gras, of which I once ate too much so that the name of it gives me a sickly feeling to this day.”
(from ‘Teller of Tales – The Life of ACD” by Daniel Stashower)
Travel along with The Stormy Petrels of BC as they follow Holmes and Watson to the Continent to experience “The Final Problem”
When? Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00 pm
Where? The Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster. Thanks to member Tim for arranging this venue and the food!
Please contact Fran for more information.
* The first person to approach me at the May meeting with the correct answer to the following question will receive a prize!
Q: On Arthur Conan Doyle’s top 12 list, at which number did he place “The Final Problem”?