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Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as “Conan Doyle”, the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record in the registry of St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives ‘Arthur Ignatius Conan’ as his Christian name, and simply ‘Doyle’ as his surname. It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.

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Code Trouble

Oh, we meet again. I see you're willing to help me, well, you see I've been stuck with a problem lately. Can you help me out? (I'm still the amazing Sherlock of course, and I totally know how to do this). I received this in the mail earlier after I had...

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Hidden Message

Hello, my fellow detectives, 'Anonymous' has been in touch: "I've emailed you a little message. A little game to play. I do like games.' And he has, indeed, emailed me. 'Dearest Sherlock A Roman Emperor will help you work out what this means. DSPCWZNV T LX HLENSTYR JZF xx'" Obviously, it's a secret code. See how you...

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