Sherlock Holmes Fans Break All Publishing Records - Again.
The worldwide popularity of Sherlock Holmes has been proved once again by a group of 40 volunteer translators who have, in record time, helped create 7 new language versions of the groundbreaking book ‘Sherlock’s Home, The Empty House’. The new versions were released on Amazon UK this week [click here] following an intense few months of translations - funded by fans through a project on Kickstarter.
The original English language book broke all sorts of records last year when it was created to raise awareness for the Save Undershaw campaign (please visit and ‘like’ their Facebook Page), which is working to save the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (ACD). Without Undershaw, where ACD brought Holmes back to life and where he wrote classics like The Hound of The Baskervilles, many argue there would be no Sherlock Holmes today. Can you image life without BBC Sherlock for example?
The original book:
- had entries from over 300 writers/actors/fans from around the world to select from, with 40 stories/poems/writings being selected
- Has contributions from Holmes actors Stephen Fry, Mark Gatiss, Douglas Wilmer and many more
- Was the first time permission has been given for all 4 major actors to appear on a book cover. Benedict Cumberbatch sitting alongside other Holmes legends like Jeremy Brett
- Made the deadline for the appearance in the High Court to fight the destruction of the house by less than 24 hours - the books were delivered the afternoon before
The book represents the passion and support that Sherlock Holmes fans have for the author and the important building which they want to see as a legacy for future generations of Holmes fans.
Everyone involved should be truly proud of the project which will create awareness for Save Undershaw for years to come. A huge thank-you to all involved. Please share this news far and wide.
Out of all venues for an event dedicated to the discussion of an interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, there could be none better than the Criterion Theatre, located on one of London’s most famous junctions - Piccadilly Circus - and next to the Criterion Bar, famous as the place where Doctor John Watson first heard the name ‘Sherlock Holmes’ spoken aloud by Stamford in A Study in Scarlet.
The Game is On: An Afternoon with Mark Gatiss and friends was held in support of London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard. Since the event was recorded by LLGS, this isn’t a full transcript of what occurred, but rather a collection of many of its highlights that relate most directly to Sherlock. All told, The Game is On was a raucous and hilarious time, with anecdotes coming thick and fast throughout its duration to an almost bewildering, and extremely face aching degree.
Despite Jeremy Brett’s untimely death on September 12th 1995, we would still like to remember his birthday today and honour his memory, by taking this opportunity to celebrate his life.
Jeremy, you still remain so dearly missed, now and always.
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Those looking for further reading on Jeremy Brett, may find our “TRIBUTE TO JEREMY BRETT” of interest.
Sherlock Holmes - Complete Collection (Granada series with Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Edward Hardwicke) currently only £25 on Amazon UK.
There are just 24 hours left to Save Undershaw - do your bit by:
1. Click ‘like’ on the Save Undershaw Facebook page.
All royalties go to the Undershaw Preservation Trust. Free copies of the book will be available to fans who turn up at the High Court tomorrow for the judicial review. Visit the Facebook page for more details.
Share, reblog, tweet like mad for the next 24 hours……
VERY sad news indeed that The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will not be honouring Jeremy Brett with a posthumous Award.
Despite BAFTA 4 JB’s valiant fight, creating a petition and generating massive support for the cause with even several leading actors, producers and directors getting behind it, the Board of Trustees decided that their initial decisions on posthumous Awards would not change.
For many people though, Jeremy Brett will ALWAYS be THE Victorian Sherlock Holmes, and with or without a BAFTA Award, his legacy will always live on.
To read more visit bafta4jb.com
SHERLOCKOLOGY AND MX PUBLISHING HAVE TEAMED UP IN SUPPORT OF THE UNDERSHAW PRESERVATION TRUST, TO OFFER FANS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THEIR VERY OWN SHERLOCK HOLMES SHORT STORY PUBLISHED IN A BOOK!
WHAT IS THE BOOK?
The upcoming book, ‘Sherlock’s Home: The Empty House’ is to be a collection of short stories and poems centered around the Sherlock Holmes canon characters and for the benefit of the Undershaw Preservation Trust.
The aim is to give aspiring writers with an interest in Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle, the opportunity to see their writing in print, while primarily raising awareness for Undershaw.
Voting closes this weekend in the Great Debate Poster competition and it’s currently very close between #1 and #3. Vote now at Great Sherlock Holmes Debate Facebook Page.
@GreatDebate3 is on 4th August - latest news at the Great Sherlock Holmes Debate Facebook Page.
The debate is raising awareness for Save Undershaw - currently at 7,415 of their 10,000 fans target on Facebook ahead of the judicial review in May looking to save Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s house and is organised by Holmes publishers MX Publishing.
The Debate supporters includee - Baker Street Babes, Sherlock Holmes Society of London, Sherlockology, Big Finish, I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere , Always 1895 , No Place Like Holmes, and mPowa (Venue sponsors - Process credit cards with your smartphone)
“Earlier this month Jeremy Brett would have turned 78. Despite having a very varied and distinguished career as an actor, he is invariably best know for playing Sherlock Holmes in the Granada series. For me personally, he was and always will be; THE Victorian Sherlock Holmes.
He was mesmerizing in the role, a charismatic and talented actor who brought a multi faceted and certainly immensely challenging character to life, capturing his essence in a way I believe had never been done before so completely. He has ruined me for any other actor to play the role in period and when I reread the canon now I hear Jeremy’s voice in my head speaking Sherlock’s lines, not because I am most familiar with his version, but because his portrayal embodies Holmes’ character so completely.
It was Jeremy Brett who brought Sherlock Holmes into my life and as the founder of Sherlockology, I owe him a great deal. Were it not for him, I would not have watched that first episode on BBC One in July 2010 of ‘Sherlock: A Study in Pink’ and thus Sherlockology would never have come about. Therefore, I would like to indulge in a little tribute to the magnificently sublime and forever missed, Jeremy Brett.”
– Jules, Team Sherlockology
In 2010 when the BBC asked the Sherlock Holmes Society of London to review the first episode of the new BBC One three part series ‘Sherlock’ on the day of broadcast, they chose Alistair Duncan as their leading expert for interview on BBC Radio 5 Live. Several million listeners tuned in to hear Alistair give the modern day reimagining of Sherlock Holmes the thumbs up.