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Monday, 16 January 2012

I've Been In Bed With............

Sherlock Holmes!  The new Sherlock Holmes novel called the House Of silk to be exact, and not the delicious late Jeremy Brett, although I wouldn't have said no!

The book was written by the superb author Anthony Horowitz, the same man responsible for the fantastic series Foyles War and Midsomer murders to name but a few.  He also adapted some of Agatha Christie's Poirot for television.

The book was officially approved by the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and I can see why.  I am a real fan of Sherlock Holmes and this book certainly does not disappoint.  It is absolutely beautifully written and the story is so easy to follow, there are lots of twists and turns and also stories within stories!  I can thoroughly recommend it to all of you who love a good read and I can guarantee you won't be able to put it down.  I could visualise Jeremy Brett as Holmes, Edward Hardwicke as his faithful companion Dr. Watson and  the fabulous Charles Gray as Mycroft as I read the book.  My only disappointment was that I read it too quickly.
Hope you are all having a good week.
Jo xx


  1. I love the cover. My sister loved the sherlock holmes stories. I might get it for her for her Birthday. x

  2. Hi Jo, that sounds like an interested read. I love the Sherlock series on TV, can't wait for season 3. Don't you hate it what you only have a few pages of a good book left, you want to read it because it will tie all the bits together, but you never want it to end. Thanks for the recommendation, Tam x

  3. Hello lovely Jo :o)

    D'you know, I justcouldn't get into Sherlock Holmes when I was younger. I've no idea why, cos' I do like that sort of thing. Maybe now I've grown a bit (LOL) I'll have another go.
    I think the cover of that book looks fab as well :o)
    Take care my dear, and have a happy week.
    Sending you love n hugs,
    Donna xx


  5. I am a big Sherlock Holmes fan and will definitely read this when I have finished P D James, Death comes to Pemberley. Did you watch the new Sherlock Holmes series with Benedict Cumberbatch? I have really enjoyed it and was not expecting to as l liked Jeremy Brett so much in the role.
    Hope all is well with you.
    Abby xx

  6. You sound like our friend. She loves that SH
    Benny & Lily

  7. I hated SH as a child but listening to Clive Merrison and Michael Williams on Radio 7 (before it became radio4extra) whilst sewing my mannequins pulled me into a different world! Absolutely brilliant, true adaptations of the original stories.
    If you love audio books then I highly recommend these...perfect for working and listening. AND there are hours and hours and hours of them!
    For me SH will always be Clive Merrison or should I say his beautiful voice.
    Will buy this book though :D

  8. Thanks for that, just reserved it from the library.

  9. I haven't read a book since last summer when i was on holiday i have plenty on my shelf to. But i always have a needle of some sort in my hand these days ;-)) Happy reading. dee xx

  10. jo
    what do you think of the new BBC SHERLOCK?


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