Sunday, January 13, 2008

Andrew Lycett

Andrew Lycett is the author of Conan Doyle: The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes and other biographies.

From a Q & A at his British publisher's website:

Who's your favourite author?

John le CarrĂ©. He is brilliant at using the thriller format to tackle contemporary themes – political, social and personal. Like Conan Doyle, he has created a unique world, and has managed to retain his integrity while remaining consistently readable.

What's the first book you remember reading?

Living in Africa as a child, I had this rather incongruous passion for the very English adventures stories of Enid Blyton. More linked to the environment I lived in – and I really cannot remember which came first – I loved The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.
Read the full Q & A.

"10 things you didn’t know about Arthur Conan Doyle."

The Page 69 Test: The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes.

--Marshal Zeringue