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Arthur Conan Doyle
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Tuesday 11 May 2010
Sunday 02 May 2010
In Guy Ritchie's rollicking adventure, Holmes (Robert Downey Jnr) is reinvented as a wild-eyed, unhygienic crackpot, while Watson (Jude Law) is a tough war veteran with a gambling habit and a love-hate relationship with his barmy flatmate.
Sunday 04 April 2010
Sunday 21 March 2010
Sometimes authors fall out of favour simply because they relentlessly pursue a single theme. Pennsylvania-born John Dickson Carr (1906-1977) hit on the ultimate mystery, the murder that takes place in a hermetically sealed room, and wrote variations that increased in ornate complexity, with cliffhanger chapter ends and solutions that still have readers slapping their foreheads.
Wednesday 17 February 2010
Eight TV adverts shown during an episode of Sherlock Holmes were too loud, watchdogs ruled today.
Friday 18 December 2009
Sunday 13 December 2009
Monday 02 November 2009
Monday 12 October 2009
Friday 04 September 2009
Allowed access to the Conan Doyle archive of Richard Lancelyn Green, whose probable suicide seems contrived as a Holmesian mystery, Miller has produced an epic portrait, though the Holmes yarns are treated somewhat sketchily.
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Friday 22 May 2009
Friday 17 April 2009
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