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One of our most popular books of 2010 and nominated for several awards, this wonderful guide has done well in all formats and will no doubt be a travel companion for many visiting Devon in 2011.   "A couple of years ago, Messrs Pugh and Spiring broke new ground with On the Trail of Arthur Conan Doyle: An Illustrated Devon Tour. This latest book is essentially an enlarged and improved version, benefiting greatly from the participation of a distinguished Devon historian. We knew that Conan Doyle was briefly in practice in Plymouth with the volatile Dr George Turnavine Budd, and...

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The time that Arthur Conan Doyle spent in Devon was critical. It was only when he wrote 'The Hound of The Baskervilles' did Sherlock Holmes become a worldwide phenomenon. It was there, on Dartmoor that Conan Doyle got the inspiration for what was to become the most famous, and most important, crime fiction mystery of all time. Two leading Holmes historians Paul R. Spiring and Brian W. Pugh have teamed up with a Devonian historian Sandru Bhanji to create the definitive guide to Sherlock Holmes and Devon. Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Devon: A Complete Tour Guide & Companion (MX Publishing,15th June) contains detailed descriptions, background and even GPS co-ordinates for thirty key Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle sites across Devon.

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