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Great Boer War

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ISBN-10: 140655619X

ISBN-13: 9781406556193

Edition: N/A

Authors: Arthur Conan Doyle

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List price: $35.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.17" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

The most famous fictional detective in the world is Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. However, Doyle was, at best, ambivalent about his immensely successful literary creation and, at worst, resentful that his more "serious" fiction was relatively ignored. Born in Edinburgh, Doyle studied medicine from 1876 to 1881 and received his M.D. in 1885. He worked as a military physician in South Africa during the Boer War and was knighted in 1902 for his exceptional service. Doyle was drawn to writing at an early age. Although he attempted to enter private practice in Southsea, Portsmouth, in 1882, he soon turned to writing in his spare time; it eventually became his profession. As a Liberal…