The Stormy Petrels will “meet” via an e-mail invitation to Zoom.
We will be discussing the first 7 chapters of “The Sign of Four” written in 1889.
At a dinner at the Langham Hotel, ACD met with the editor, Joseph Stoddart, of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine based out of Philadelphia. Another author attended the dinner. Oscar Wilde, who also agreed to write for Lippincott’s. His result was “The Picture of Dorian Gray”.
The Langham Hotel circa 1885 (photo from “Sherlock Holmes in London – Charles Viney)
There was one other man who dined with Doyle, Stoddart and Wilde that evening. Who was he? E-mail Fran with the correct answer.
This story received some very good reviews, and why wouldn’t it? It has a locked-room mystery, a mysterious Islander, a man with a wooden leg, a tracking dog, a boat race on the Thames, murder, treasure, and of course, romance!
The e-mail invitation will be sent shortly before Tuesday, May 5.
You will be asked to join the meeting at 7:00 PM (don’t forget to add audio – un-mute the mic)
I look forward to seeing as many Petrels as possible join in.
If anyone would like to join in as a guest at our meeting, please e-mail Fran so you can be sent the invitation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Fran at: email@example.com
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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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