Sherlock Holmes 130th Anniversary 🕵️
The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die…
It has been 130 years since the famous master detective Sherlock Holmes appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual, his first appearance in print. A Study in Scarlet, the first work of Arthur Conan Doyle in his detective series, marks the beginning of the hugely successful series that has spanned many television, film and stage adaptations. The final novel that Conan Doyle had published, His Last Bow, also celebrates its centenary anniversary later this month (18th). Although there is some historical debate as to what the exact anniversary date is (between 21st November and 1st December), let’s just celebrate the famous detective through this tribute post!
Famous for donning a deerstalker hat when cases took him into the countryside, his mind palace where he collected and stored facts and information, his catchphrases, and his fantastical skills of deduction, Sherlock Holmes is the nation’s favourite detective, and his character has continued to survive and thrive for over one hundred and thirty years, a statistic that not many other characters can claim to match!