The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes And Conan Doyle Class Starts Oct. 23

Monday, October 08, 2012
A drawing of Sherlock Holmes
A drawing of Sherlock Holmes

A four-week class, “The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle” will combine information about Sherlock Holmes and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 

Journalist and teacher Janis Hashe, a Holmes fan since childhood, will offer the class at the English Rose Tea Room, 1401 Market St. Included in the class fee are tea and a different English dessert each week. 

"We’ll cover four of the major Holmes stories, combined with a discussion of Conan Doyle himself—doctor, adventurer, author, and finally, spiritualist,” said Ms. Hashe. “Understanding Doyle’s life shines a new light on the creation of Holmes and his enduring popularity. He’s been a ‘celebrity’ since he first appeared in print.”

Ms. Hashe added that class members do not need to have read the stories in advance. “It’s just as much fun to discover them for the first time as it is to re-read them for the 20th time,” she said.

The four classes will be held on Tuesdays, Oct. 23 and 30 and Nov. 6 and 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

The cost of the class is $150 and includes tea and desserts at each class.  Rre-registration is required with a maximum of 15 students.  To register and for more information, contact Ms. Hashe, 622-2862 or jhashe@epbfi.com


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