INTRODUCTION

Welcome, Sherlockians!

 We are going to start on an fantastic trip with one of the best-known mystery series of all time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

 

Before we begin some activities and tasks we need to understand information about the author, time period in which the stories were written, the setting of the stories, and the characteristics and history of Sherlock Holmes.

 

THE AUTHOR

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. He is best known for being the creator of the detective, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.

As a school pupil, Conan Doyle demonstrated a talent for storytelling and he wanted to become a writer later on in life. However, he went on from school to become a doctor.

Due to his father’s early death, Conan Doyle had to support his family, so he started writing in addition to his medical career so that he could earn more money. His stories of Sherlock Holmes became incredibly popular, and the detective has remained one of the world’s best loved literary character.

 

INTERESTING INFO:

Sir Arthur actually became rather tired of Sherlock Holmes character. So much so, he killed him at the end of one of his stories! However, later on he brought the character back to life and continued writing about Holmes’ and Watson’s adventures. 

His first ever book was named THE STUDY IN SCARLET, Sir Arthur Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. Doyle was a a great writer and he wrote a lot; he wrote fantasy, science fiction, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. 

So now you know a little about Sir Arthur Doyle you can now do a couple of tasks

Task 1 

Watch the video and answer the questions.

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