BSJ 2010 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2010 Christmas Annual cover

From Piff-Pouff to Backnecke: Ronald Knox and 100 Years of “Studies in the Literature of Sherlock Holmes” by Nicholas Utechin, BSI. Ronald Knox presented a paper at Oxford in 1911 that many regard as forming the basis of the Sherlockian Grand Game. His brilliant paper combined a lively humor with nit-picking observations and insights into … Continue reading BSJ 2010 Christmas Annual

BSJ 2009 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2009 Christmas Annual cover

"Did you notice nothing curious about that advertisement?" By Peggy Perdue. Sherlock Holmes, a mainstay of books, movies, television, theatre, and websites has also graced many an advertising campaign over the years. The 2009 BSJ Christmas Annual, written by Peggy Perdue, curator of the Toronto Public Library's Arthur Conan Doyle Collection examines the astonishing array … Continue reading BSJ 2009 Christmas Annual

BSJ 2008 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2008 Christmas Annual cover

Reading the Signs: Some Observations and Aperçus on Film and Television Adaptations of The Sign of the Four. By David F. Morrill, BSI. Bringing to motion picture and television screens a simple story of past misdeeds, greed, and revenge like The Sign of the Four should be easy. But it isn't. Because audiences have traditionally … Continue reading BSJ 2008 Christmas Annual

BSJ 2004 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2004 Christmas Annual cover

Dubious and Questionable Memories: A History of the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes. By Susan Rice, ASH, BSI, 2s. This series of Annuals has mostly, since its resurrection in 1998, dealt with specific issues in Sherlockian history. This installment continues to mine that vein. The estimable Susan Rice, ASH, BSI, 2s. ("Beeswing") gathered contributions from a … Continue reading BSJ 2004 Christmas Annual