'A Stout Heart in the Great Cesspool': Arthur Conan Doyle and London

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From the impressions of his first youthful visit, to his mature years when all doors opened for him, London was an important backdrop to much of Conan Doyle's life and work. From the Sherlock Holmes stories to The Lost World (in this, the 100th anniversary year of Professor Challenger's first great adventure) this lecture, delivered by Richard Burnip, examines some of the locations which influenced the author. It will also touch on some of his lesser known works and the place that perhaps meant more to him than any other in London, and to which he returned in his writing throughout his life.

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