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Conan Doyle Lives!

Hound of the BaskervillesThose who might once have written off Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's achievements as mere detective stories have been forced to reconsider: 120 years after his first appearance, Sherlock Holmes is still in print, still captivating readers of all ages.

Increasingly, interest is also focusing on Conan Doyle's many other 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 Lost World, still in print after more than 100 years. He also wrote general fiction, drama, poetry and non-fiction on a wide variety of subjects. Popular fascination with Conan Doyle's life and works is evidenced by a continuing stream of biographies, some 20 to date, that complement his autobiography Memories and Adventures.

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 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Collection is housed at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street at Bloor Street, in a special Arthur Conan Doyle Room, a comfortable, Victorian-style place replete with evidence of Holmes' presence.

About the Friends

To support the ongoing growth, availability and vitality of the Collection, 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 resource. We encourage you to browse through these pages for more information and to consider the value of supporting the Collection through membership in the Friends. Then fill in the form and send it to us along with your membership fee.

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 News Flash!

Conan Doyle Room re-opens after extensive renovation.
Details here.

 

Coming Events

New!
Cameron Hollyer Memorial Lecture 2014
and
Re-opening of the Arthur Conan Doyle Room
with
Acclaimed author

Lyndsay Faye

Saturday May 3

Details here