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  • Holmes is a mesmerising creation and Conan Doyle a master storyteller

    The Times
  • The immense talent, passion and literary brilliance that Conan Doyle brought to his work gives him a unique place in English letters... Personally, I'd walk a million in tight boots just to read his letters to the milkman.

    Stephen Fry
  • Why do people still read Sherlock Holmes in an age of DNA testing and electron microscopes? It's elementary. Holmes has a timeless intelligence that puts him head, shoulders and deer-stalker above all other detectives

    Alexander McCall Smith
  • I read every Sherlock Holmes story...they have certainly found a permanent place in English literature

    Winston Churchill
  • The world's most famous detective

    Ruth Rendell
  • The brilliance of the stories lies in the relationship between Holmes and Watson, which is both funny and touching

    Jonathan Coe
  • Now, as in his lifetime, cab drivers, statesmen, academics, and raggedy-arsed children sit spellbound at his feet... No wonder, then, if the pairing of Holmes and Watson has triggered more imitators than any other duo in literature

    John Le Carre

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