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

BSJ 2003 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2003 Christmas Annual cover

"The Strength and Activity of Youth": The Junior Sherlockian Movement. By Stephen Clarkson, BSI. This annual is most interesting. It describes the activities of younger Sherlockians in the '60s and '70s. The late editor Stephen Clarkson ("Morse Hudson") gathered many first-hand accounts of Sherlockian activity from survivors of that distant era. Many respected Irregulars and … Continue reading BSJ 2003 Christmas Annual

BSJ 2002 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2002 Christmas Annual cover

Tilting at Windmills: Denis Conan Doyle and the Baker Street Irregulars by Richard Lancelyn Green, BSI. The 2002 Annual covers such topics as The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Doyle brothers' battles with Ellery Queen and their publishers. It also deals with the sudden demise of The Baker Street Journal and the general unhappiness … Continue reading BSJ 2002 Christmas Annual

BSJ 2001 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2001 Christmas Annual cover

On the Shoulders of Giants: Jack Tracy and the Encyclopaedia Sherlockiana by Christopher and Barbara Roden, BSIs. While Sherlock Holmes pastiches are popular, it's very rare for scholarly Sherlockian volumes to reach a wide audience. Yet in the 1970s, Jack Tracy produced an encyclopedia that sold over 10,000 copies in the U.S. alone in its … Continue reading BSJ 2001 Christmas Annual