Peter E. Blau: A Festschrift

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Peter E. Blau: A Festschrift.

In Honor of the 60th Anniversary of
His Investiture in
The Baker Street Irregulars.

Edited & introduced by
Leslie S. Klinger, BSI.

Sixty is a number of great significance in the Sherlockian world. It’s the number of stories in the Canon. It’s also the number of years that Peter Blau has held an investiture in The Baker Street Irregulars, appropriately as “Black Peter.”

In celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of his receiving the Irregular Shilling, several friends of Peter banded together, under the editorship of Les Klinger, and produced this Festschrift in his honor. Printed in a very limited edition, it contains biographical information, photos, and reminiscences of Peter and his many contributions to The Baker Street Irregulars.

It’s a funny, warm, and yet informative volume and an essential collector’s item to anyone interested in the history of the BSI and a key member of the group.

80 pages, 10″ x 7″ softcover, December 2018
With 12 color and 1 b&w illustrations

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Table of Contents for Peter E. Blau: A Festschrift

Foreword
by Michael F. Whelan, BSI “Wiggins”

Introduction
by Leslie S. Klinger, BSI

A Life, So Far
by Beverly Wolov, “The Woman”

A Book and the Story It Tells
by Raymond Betzner, BSI

Weaving In and Out of The Game
by Andrew L. Solberg, BSI

The Real Black Peter
by Andrew G. Fusco, BSI

The Adventure of the Chocolate Fountain
by Daniel Stashower, BSI

Our Own Duet
by Beverly Wolov, “The Woman”

Spending 2,000 Years with Peter Blau
by Scott Monty, BSI

“Best, etc., Peter”
by Steven Rothman, BSI

Peter E. Blau Through the Years: A Photographic Journey

Come to Washington
by Robert S. Katz, BSI

Guide, Philosopher, and Friend
by Evelyn Herzog, ASH, BSI

Peter Blau: A Moveable Feast
by Michael H. Kean, BSI

Learn More

Peter E. Blau Oral History (at the BSI Trust website)

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