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"The Adventure of Black Peter" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I think we can all agree that it’s not everyday you get a Sherlock Holmes mystery involving a harpoon as a murder weapon.  A young police inspector, Stanley Hopkins, admires Holmes and asks him for help on this particular case.  849 more words

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We might have danced all night, but we didnt!

In case anyone was wondering, its a play on the video title, which pretty much summed up a lot of my day yesterday.

Fine, firstly, it would be remiss of me to not mention an event that happened earlier to day in the 4 UK capitals, which was a march to celebrate the centenary of the first ever date that some women could cast a vote. 748 more words

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I could have walked all day

In case anyone was wondering, its a play on the video title, which pretty much summed up a lot of my day yesterday.

Fine, firstly, it would be remiss of me to not mention an event that happened earlier to day in the 4 UK capitals, which was a march to celebrate the centenary of the first ever date that some women could cast a vote. 748 more words

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"The Adventure of the Priory School" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Dr. Thorneycroft Huxtable (what a name!) is the founder and principal of a prep school in Northern England known only as Priory School.  He calls upon Sherlock Holmes to return with him to Mackleton regarding the disappearance of a student, 10-year-old Lord Saltire, son of the Duke of Holdernesse.  662 more words

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A fine Edwardian lady?

No, not for real, and for now at least, for one day only, honestly. And fine, unless you’re within reasonable distance of Blackpool, England, you’re not going to see any of it, I’m sure. 637 more words

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Going back a century

No, not for real, and for now at least, for one day only, honestly. And fine, unless you’re within reasonable distance of Blackpool, England, you’re not going to see any of it, I’m sure. 637 more words

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Talking Heads: Impossible Saints

Review: Impossible Saints, by Clarissa Harwood
Pegasus, 2018. 344 pp. $26

The year is 1907; the place, London. Picture a romance between Lilia Brooke, anticlerical, militant suffragist who believes in “free union” rather than marriage, and Paul Harris, an Anglican canon, and you have the premise of… 817 more words

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