The answers to last week’s quick quiz were:
- Sherlock Holmes was originally going to be called Sherrinford – seems a pretty good name to me!
- Dr Watson’s original name was Ormond Sacker – can’t quite imagine this one!
- The name of the first novel Sherlock appeared in was A Study in Scarlet in 1887 – note to self to read it!
- Conan Doyle was 27 when he wrote A Study in Scarlet – and apparently it only took him 3 weeks to write!
- The Mark Haddon bestseller, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ took its title from a phrase in Silver Blaze – we were lucky enough to see the show before the roof fell in!
- Lake Conan Doyle is in South Norwood – not sure where that is though!
- The film ‘Sherlock Holmes Baffled’ was made in 1900 – and is only 30 seconds long!
- In 2002, Sherlock became the first character to receive an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Society of Chemistry (Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters, 2004) – love that we are bonkers enough to induct literary characters into real societies!
So now you know!!
Treasure Trails Admin 6th February 2014
Posted In: Just for Giggles