Conan Doyle’s life was a fascinating one. Author of short stories, novels, and countless works of non-fiction, he also found time to write three volumes of poetry and several plays. But aside from his prolific writing career, he found time to be an amateur sleuth who fought against miscarriages of justice, a chronicler and propagandist of the First World War, and a zealous investigator of the paranormal. From ship’s doctor on a Greenland whaling vessel, via hospital administrator in the Boer War, to tireless crusader for Spiritualism, Conan Doyle’s life was packed with interest and adventure. Far more than just the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur’s remarkable life is revealed in this talk.
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet The Speaker, Richard
Richard combines acting, writing and lecturing. He has lectured in many venues including the National Army Museum and the Museum of London, presents virtual lectures online, and has guided for many years for London Walks. He has written for The Journal of Popular Film and Television, The Sherlock Holmes Journal, and the P G Wodehouse journal Wooster Sauce. A specialist in voice work, he has narrated numerous documentaries and 150 audiobooks.
Preparing for the Event
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