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Undershaw was the Surrey home of Arthur Conan Doyle between 1897-1907. Built lovingly for his wife Touie to help treat her ongoing battle with tuberculosis, Arthur created a haven for his wife and family. It was here he wrote The Hound of The Baskervilles, brought Sherlock Holmes back to life in "The Empty House", and entertained guests such as writer J.M. Barrie, illustrator Sidney Paget, renowned actor William Gillette, and more. Welcome to Undershaw explores the early life of Arthur Conan Doyle through to his departure from Undershaw. You will see he was a more than just the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle was a man of adventure with a passion for chivalry and knights, theatre and politics, sports and travel.

©2016 Luke Kuhns (P)2017 MX Publishing

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  • Gilbert M. Stack
  • 18-01-21

A Touching and Informative Look at Doyle

I thought I’d picked up quite a bit of information about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from the various introductions to his books, but this delightful short biography showed me how wrong I was. Doyle was a much more complicated man that I had realized. He longed for adventure but rarely found it. He hated his character Sherlock Holmes because he didn’t feel his mystery stories were quality literature. He trained as a physician but was totally unsuccessful at creating his own medical practice. And so forth…

This book is a very quick read, but it really brought Doyle to life for me as a sympathetic and interesting figure. It also introduced many of his stories and novels by showing what was happening in Doyle’s life when he wrote them. And it sets all of this around the home he had built for his chronically ill wife in a way that was both interesting and endearing. What it doesn’t do, is bring the story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle beyond his estate of Undershaw, ending the biography when he sold the family home.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

I received this book from Free Audio Books in exchange for an honest review.

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  • koinobi
  • 12-08-20

Very Good

If you like Arthur Conan Doyle and history, you'll enjoy this audio book.
We learned a lot of things about Doyle's life we never knew.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 20-07-20

Informative

I found it interesting about the house and the legend of it, well done. Good narration. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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  • Rayc
  • 19-07-20

An interesting biography

As a Holmes fan this caught the my attention.
There are a few biographies of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
This one is quite short though full of interesting facts and information.. A little lite but well worth a read for anyone who is interested in the famous man. I would recommend it to anyone who isn't really a biography reader.
I received a free copy of this audio book at my request and voluntarily leave this honest review..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-06-20

Welcome to Undershaw 100% perfecto

excelente biografía
excelente narrador
nada negativo
todo positivo
para escuchar de corrido
lo recomiendo absolutamente