Paperback. Pub Date :2008-07-07 Pages: 700 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK A collection of letters between Arthur Conan Doyle (author and creator of Sherlock Holmes) and his mother. covering most of his life. written between 1867 and the year of her death in 1921.Doyle was raised almost solely by his mother in Dickensian circumstances. (his father latterly suffered from dipsomania and epilepsy and so spent much of his later life in asylums). Since Sherlock Holmess inception in 1887. he has been one of the best-known and widely read literary characters. and the subject of more radio and television shows and motion pictures than any other fictional character in history. Although Doyle and his Holmes continue to be much written about. talked about and adapted. this is the first time that this material. along with other personal papers. has ever been made available...