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Pearson, Hesketh, Conan Doyle

A sympathetic and illuminating portrait. Pearson was interested in the many contradictions in Conan Doyle – the conventional Scottish doctor who pursued the occult, was interested in spiritualism and fairies, invented Sherlock Holmes yet came to detest his creation. Pearson’s very readable portrait is by turns admiring, witty and moving.