Gordon Kennedy reads from Arthur Conan Doyle's autobiography, in which he looks back at his career as a writer and reflects on the methods and reputation of Sherlock Holmes.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle looks back at his career as a writer and reflects on the methods and reputation of his greatest fictional creation, Mr Sherlock Holmes.
Starting with his humble beginnings as a writer of 'cheap fiction' for a range of Victorian periodicals, Conan Doyle describes his ascent to the status of cult author. These extracts from the author's 1924 autobiography Memories and Adventures also take in his first impressions of fashionable London literary life, including lunch with Oscar Wilde; some memorable interactions with his legions of fans; and his sometimes troubled relationship with Sherlock Holmes himself.
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Reader: Gordon Kennedy
Producer: Simon Richardson.