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The Doyle Diary: The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery
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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.

You can get a flavour of the book and what it contains here:
http://diamonds-wood.blogspot.com/2011/05/doyle-diary.html

You can purchase your own copy here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Doyle-Diary-Mystery-Altamont/dp/0448220687/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1330816493&sr=8-2
or here:
http://www.abebooks.co.uk/9780448220680/Doyle-Diary-Last-Great-Conan-0448220687/plp


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You must see it! Benedict is fabulous in it. :-)

I know, I know. Benedict is ALWAYS fabulous!

The BBC will repeat it (they already have done so once!) and I will catch it next time round.

First off I want to see Hawking!

He's even more brilliant in Hawking. Adorable in fact.

Which is why Hawking is my top priority thing to see. It is the one Benedict piece that I have never seen that I really want to.

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