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PEARSON, H.: Arthur Conan Doyle, A Life (Abridged)


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PEARSON, H.: Arthur Conan Doyle, A Life (Abridged)

Conan Doyle (1859–1930) will always be remembered for the character of Sherlock Holmes, but he was a prolific writer—of short stories, of science fiction and historical fiction—including The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. In his comprehensive biography, Pearson considers how his life is reflected in his books—including his background as a doctor and his enduring (and public) belief in spiritualism.

Disc 1

  Arthur Conan Doyle - A Life
1.   A British Celt 00:06:56
2.   'At the age of nine... ' 00:07:18
3.   Some odd jobs 00:08:37
4.   'Meanwhile, those sixpences had to be earned... ' 00:06:37
5.   'During the last year of his study at Edinburgh... ' 00:07:35
6.   Doctor Budd 00:07:46
7.   'Budd's carriage pulled up on the Hoe... ' 00:10:47
8.   Doctor Doyle 00:11:10
9.   While waiting 00:04:42
10.   'Doyle never made a penny more than GBP25 out of A Study in Scarlet... ' 00:07:48

Disc 2

  Arthur Conan Doyle - A Life
1.   To Berlin and Austria 00:03:06
2.   Sherlock Holmes 00:07:19
3.   'The notion of writing a series of short stories... ' 00:09:46
4.   Friends and Fame 00:09:52
5.   The Brigadier 00:04:38
6.   The Man of Action 00:04:30
7.   On to Cairo 00:04:22
8.   In South Africa - the Boer War 00:04:24
9.   Titanic 00:08:26
10.   The Man in the Street 00:06:46
11.   The Last Phase 00:07:44
12.   'Doyle's home life was exceptionally happy... ' 00:07:41

Total Playing Time: 02:37:50

Pearson, Hesketh

Pigott-Smith, Tim

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies

Catalogue No: NA224212

Barcode: 9789626342428

Physical Release: 07/2001

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