Tuesday, 25 October 2016

#Plaque366 #Halloween Special Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 2

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series

Conan Doyle, 12 Tennison Road SE25…

(Note - if you go looking for the plaque, keep in mind that I have tinted the pic red to make it more Halloweeny. The wall on which the plaque can be found is actually white.)

The creator of Sherlock Holmes (covered elsewhere in this series HERE) makes his bow in Halloween week thanks to his Adventure of the Sussex Vampire…

“Rubbish, Watson, rubbish!

What have we to do with walking corpses who can only be held in their grave by stakes driven through their hearts?

It’s pure lunacy.”

Sherlock Holmes dabbles with the undead in The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire, first published in The Strand magazine, January 1924 and available in the collection The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.

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