Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Read the lost Sherlock Holmes story found in an attic
Revealed for the first time, here is the short Sherlock Holmes story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in an effort to save his favourite bridge in Selkirk
A book, containing a short Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is on display at the Selkirk Pop Up Community Museum after Walter Elliot, 80, found it in his attic and donated it. Photo: SWNS
'We've had enough of old romancists and the men of travel, said the Editor, as he blue-pencilled his copy, and made arrangements for the great Saturday edition of the Bazaar Book. 'We want something up-to-date. Why not have a word from "Sherlock Holmes"?'
Walter Elliot, 80, from Selkirk, with the book containing a short Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Photo: SWNS More