Jan 15, 2017
"their celebrated colleague" [VALL]
It's 2017 and we're back from the BSI Weekend, with tales of friends, listeners, authors and more.
Things we learned included Bonnie MacBird's next Sherlock Holmes novel that involves whisky; a future edition of a Sherlock Holmes companion from Cambridge University Press; the Society of Illustrators has a wonderful cafe, where we held the annual meeting of the Three Hours for Lunch Club, and subsequently, we'll be recommending Frederic Dorr Steele as a future Hall of Fame Member at the Society.
We debate the possibility of or need for regular electronic updates of the eBSJ archives — or even a concurrent digital option of the Journal — leading to a broader discussion of print versus digital publications.
And of course we touch on the latest goings-on with Sherlock.
The Gas-Lamp this time is made up of the lyrics of the Harvey Officer song "On the Road to Baker Street," with abject apologies to Rudyard Kipling, Frank Sinatra, and anyone with a musical ear.
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1:36 Hello, Happy New Year, and freshly returned
4:07 Wessex Press
5:21 Recap and looking ahead
6:57 The highlights from our latest Sherlockian event
9:00 A view of Sherlock Holmes "from both sides"
12:37 A fascinating tale of Frederic Dorr Steele illustrations
14:30 On the importance of pausing to reflect — particularly in the absence of technology
20:32 Cumulative anniversaries and an electronic future
30:44 LISTENER PARTICIPATION: your favorite Sherlockian publication
32:02 The Baker Street Journal
36:23 Of hotels and reading materials from the BSI Weekend
38:54 News: an update on Sherlock
46:10 The Gas-Lamp
51:15 Stories, links, products and the like in our Flipboard magazine
57:30 The game's afoot!
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