Ms. Holmes of Baker Street: The Truth About Sherlock by C. Alan BradleyMs. Holmes of Baker Street: The Truth About Sherlock by C. Alan Bradley

Ms. Holmes of Baker Street: The Truth About Sherlock

byC. Alan Bradley, William A.S. SarjeantIntroduction byBARBARA RODEN

Paperback | June 8, 2004

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There is something passing strange about Sherlock Holmes. You've seen me as an old lady, Watson. I was never more convincing. -Sherlock Holmes, The Mazarin Stone Sherlock Holmes strides into our imagination, deerstalker hat set jauntily on his head, pipe protruding from his mouth, and a formidable intellect from which he painstakingly masters the mysteries he investigates. Yet the qualities that set Holmes apart as a masterful sleuth are rather surprising. .the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner. -Sherlock Holmes, The Man with the Twisted Lip A firestorm of controversy met the original publication of Ms. Holmes of Baker Street: The Truth About Sherlock. Authors C. Alan Bradley and William A.S. Sarjeant in their methodical investigation of the literature of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uncovered the surprising truth about Sherlock Holmes and the dust is yet to settle. The University of Alberta Press is pleased to present the first Canadian edition of Ms. Holmes of Baker Street with a new Introduction by Barbara Roden. Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting. -Sherlock Holmes, A Scandal in Bohemia We know the methods.the game is afoot. C. Alan Bradley retired from the University of Saskatchewan after a career in radio and television broadcast engineering. He now lives in Kelowna, British Columbia. The late William A.S. Sarjeant, of Saskatoon, was a Canadian geologist, historian, folk-singer, writer, and published Sherlockian scholar. Barbara Roden is an author and editor who has written extensively on Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Awarded the title of Master Bootmaker by Canada's national Sherlock Holmes society, she contributes a regular column to the journal Canadian Holmes. She currently lives in Ashcroft, British Columbia, where she jointly runs Calabash Press.
Alan Bradley retired from the University of Saskatchewan after a career in radio and television broadcast engineering. A pioneer in television distance education, he now lives in Kelowna, British Columbia with his wife and cats. His interests are writing and the study of early herbals. The late William A.S. Sarjeant was a Canadian ge...
Title:Ms. Holmes of Baker Street: The Truth About SherlockFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:June 8, 2004Publisher:The university of Alberta PressLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from It Was Interesting, But Lacked Insight While I love the idea of a female Holmes in the Victorian era making her way in a man's world, the authors' reasoning wasn't very sound. They wilfully ignore textual evidence against their claim and wildly connect ideas to prove their point. One notable example is when they ignore Watson's position as a doctor in favour of claiming that Holmes was pregnant and went to France to have the apparently fatherless child with Watson none the wiser. Well researched, but very poorly executed and lacking any significant thought.
Date published: 2017-02-27

Editorial Reviews

"The thesis of this meticulously researched and wittily argued book is that Sherlock Holmes was in fact born Charlotte Holmes and chose to live as a man in a Victorian society that harshly restricted women's potential." Trevor S. Raymond, Canadian Book Review Annual, 2005.