Conan Doyle Lives!
Those who might once have written off
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's achievements as mere detective
stories have been forced to reconsider: 120 years after his
first appearance, Sherlock Holmes is still in print, still
captivating readers of all ages.
Increasingly, interest is also focusing on Conan Doyle's
many other works, including his richly-detailed novels of
the middle ages, The White Company and Sir
Nigel, and the delightful short stories of the
pompous Brigadier Gerard, an officer in Napoleon's army.
Conan Doyle's science fiction includes the popular 1912
novel, The Lost World, still in print after more
than 100 years. He also wrote general fiction, drama,
poetry and non-fiction on a wide variety of subjects.
Popular fascination with Conan Doyle's life and works is
evidenced by a continuing stream of biographies, some 20
to date, that complement his autobiography Memories
About the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection
To honour the author and his works, the Toronto Public
Library (TPL) established the Arthur Conan Doyle
Collection in 1969, one of the world's finest public
collections of material by and about Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle. The Collection is housed at the Toronto Reference
Library, 789 Yonge Street at Bloor Street, in a special
Arthur Conan Doyle Room, a comfortable, Victorian-style
place replete with evidence of Holmes' presence.
About the Friends
To support the ongoing growth, availability and vitality of
the Collection, the Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle
Collection works with the Toronto Public Library to help
maintain, enhance and raise public awareness about this
valuable resource. We encourage you to browse through these
pages for more information and to consider the value of
supporting the Collection through membership in the Friends.
Then fill in the form and send it
to us along with your membership fee.
The game is afoot! Come play it with us!
Cameron Hollyer Lecture
June 27 2015