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I was in my local British Heart Foundation bookshop today and I picked this up for the grand sum of £2.50. I had never heard of it or seen it before. But it is just beautiful and a real treasure trove.
What is it?
Cut and pasted from http://www.grosvenorprints.com/stock_detail.php?ref=22090:
The Doyle Diary: The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery.
With a Holmesian Investigation into the Strange and Curious Case of Charles Altamont Doyle
By Michael Baker
Paddington Press Ltd. New York & London. Copyright 1978 Paddington Press (U.K.) Ltd.
Charles Altamont Doyle, father of Arthur Conan Doyle, spent the last days of his life in asylums, but the question remains: was he actually mad? This book provides the evidence for readers to judge for themselves. Here reproduced in its enterity is Doyle's diary, a wondrous blending of words and watercolour, a collage of fact and fancy featuring exquisitely detailed fairies and birds, Punch-like cartoons and a never-ending stream of quips and puns.
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