Posted in February 2023

The White Company (1892) by Arthur Conan Doyle

Book review by George Simmers: In 1891, at the same time that the first Sherlock Holmes short stories were appearing each month in the Strand Magazine, Doyle’s The White Company was being serialised in the Cornhill Magazine, a rather more staid and traditional publication. Sherlock Holmes made Doyle famous and made him money, but The … Continue reading

Great News about Steel City Readers Book!

Dear Reading 1900-1950 readers, Great news from Reading Sheffield: We have reached our fundraising target of £12,500 to support the publication of Mary Grover’s new book, Steel City Readers. Based on the memories of our Sheffield interviewees, Steel City Readers is about reading for pleasure in Sheffield between 1925 and 1955. The money we have … Continue reading