Conan Doyle Lives!
who might once have written off Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's achievements
mere detective stories have been forced to reconsider: 120 years after
his first appearance, Sherlock Holmes is still in print, still
readers of all ages.
Increasingly, interest is also focusing on Conan
works, including his richly-detailed novels of the middle ages, The
White Company and Sir Nigel, and
the delightful short
stories of the pompous Brigadier Gerard, an officer in Napoleon's army.
Conan Doyle's science fiction includes the popular 1912 novel, The
World, still in print after 96 years. He also wrote general
drama, poetry and non-fiction on a wide variety of subjects. Popular
with Conan Doyle's life and works is evidenced by a continuing stream
biographies, some 20 to date, that complement his autobiography Memories
About the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection
To honour the author and his works, the Toronto
Public Library (TPL) established the Arthur Conan
Doyle Collection in 1969,
one of the world's finest public collections of material by and about
Conan Doyle. The Collection is housed at the
Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street at Bloor Street, in a special
Conan Doyle Room, a comfortable, Victorian-style place replete with
of Holmes' presence.
About the Friends
To support the ongoing growth, availability and vitality of the
the Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection works with the Toronto
Public Library to
help maintain, enhance and raise public awareness about this valuable
We encourage you to browse through these pages for more information and
to consider the value of supporting the Collection through membership
the Friends. Then fill in the form
and send it to us along with your membership fee.
The game is afoot! Come play it with us!
Cameron Hollyer Memorial Lecture 2013
May 4, 2013