Last month the Petrels discussed the first part of “The Valley of Fear” and opinions ran rather high. (even without Bob Coghill being present to give it a full mark of 10!)
The “all aboard” has been called as the Stormy Petrels venture deep into the Valley.
Many opinions, in the past, have been raised as to whether this part should stand on its own, and not be considered part of a Sherlock Holmes adventure. It could be considered a separate entity.
I have heard some people refer to this section as “the long, boring part”.
Delve into this Valley with an open mind, either having read it before, or if you are reading it for the first time, and form an opinion of your own…..
Please join us to share your thoughts on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00pm at our usual meeting spot at Hampton Place (UBC)
The bonus question for attendees at the meeting: Finish this sentence:
“…where there is a lodge I’ll find ____ ________________.”
For more info, please contact Fran at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fran Martin became a member of The Bootmakers of Toronto in 1987 and The Stormy Petrels of B.C. in 1988.
She has attended several Sherlockian conferences including: In 1992 "Aspects of Holmes" in Bradford, England (hosted by The Northern Musgraves); In 2006 "ACD at 35" in Toronto (hosted by The Bootmakers of Toronto); 2013 "Sherlock Holmes Through Time & and Place" in Minneapolis (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); 2014 "Gillette to Brett IV" in Bloomington (hosted by Wessex Press); 2015 SherlockCon in Seattle; 2015 "A Scintillation of Scions VIII" in Baltimore (hosted by Watson's Tin Box); 2016 "The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes" (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); in 2018 in Dayton, Ohio for the "Holmes, Doyle & Friends" conference (hosted by the Agra Treasurers).
Fran has held several positions with The Stormy Petrels of B.C. including secretary, vice-president, special events coordinator and is currently president and editor of the "Petrel Flyer".
She was honoured with being awarded the title of "Master Bootmaker" in 2014. She was very pleased to present a paper to a meeting of Sir Hugo's Companions in Chicago in 2017.
Fran has contributed articles to Canadian Holmes magazine, the Watsonian and Chris Redmond's "About Sixty" and "Sherlock Holmes is Like...". In May, 2018 she attended the 78th annual Speckled Band of Boston dinner. She was very honoured to have been one of the first women invited.
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