Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish physician and writer. He is internationally renowned for his tales of the detective Sherlock Holmes, which have been turned into immensely popular films, comics and TV series. Conan Doyle's work included mystery, fantasy and science fiction, as well as poetry, stories, plays, novels and non-fiction.
`Holmes is a mesmerising creation and Conan Doyle a master storyteller' The Times
`The immense talent, passion and literary brilliance that Conan Doyle brought to his work gives him a unique place in English letters' Stephen Fry