His birthday was yesterday, May 22 – he would’ve been 155 years old this year!
The Christian Science Monitor honors Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with 10 quotes on his birthday
Here is one: “My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.”
– from “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”
Also today, I found out today via dailymail uk the Museum of London is doing a retrospective on the famous detective who never lived – an extraordinary retrospective of a fictional character who outlived his creator and became one of London’s famous cultural icon. I will be planning to go to London in 2015 to at least catch the show (love BBC Sherlock and Guy Ritchie’s remake of Sherlock!)
LONDON (AP) — The Museum of London is turning its magnifying glass on the most famous Londoner who never lived — Sherlock Holmes.
The museum on Tuesday announced an exhibition devoted to Arthur Conan Doyle’s Victorian detective, featuring everything from hand-written manuscripts to the coat worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC series “Sherlock.”
It’s the first time the history museum has built a show around a fictional character. But Holmes is one of those rare creations who has long outlived his creator and captured the public imagination for more than a century.
Happy birthday indeed Sir Doyle!