"fixed like a plum" [SIXN]  

 

The casual reader wouldn't necessarily associate Sherlock Holmes with P.G. Wodehouse. Or P.G. Woodhouse with Sherlock Holmes. Fortunately, we're more of the formal types. 

 

And so are our guests!  

 

Three – count 'em, three – guests join us this time around. They are Curtis Armstrong, Elliot Milstein, and Ashley Polasek, and they are the two authors and editor of A Plum Assignment: Discourses on P.G. Wodehouse and His World. They are Wodehouse experts who also happen to (mostly) have more than a passing familiarity with Sherlock Holmes. 

We spend some time with them looking at the intersection of Plum and Conan Doyle's works, and also look at why Wodehouse was so universally enjoyable and why we keep returning to his stories again and again. And how Sherlockians and Wodehousians are remarkably similar in their interactions. The book itself has a survey of opening lines from Wodehouse works, where you'll find such gems as: 

I reached out a hand from under the blankets and rang the bell for Jeeves.
"Good evening, Jeeves."
"Good morning, sir." 

 

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"he was a young schoolmaster" [MUSG] 

 

We're constantly impressed at the onion-like tendencies of Sherlockians. That's not to say that they're pungent or make you cry, but rather that like the genus Allium, when peeled, has a surprising number of layers.

 

So it is with Rob Nunn, a relatively recent Sherlockian who has come blazing into our sites. Rob has been a contributor here on the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere site and has created his own blog. But his involvement with the Beacon Society and a unique Sherlock Holmes novel have propelled him into the realm of other Sherlockians as well.

 

Rob takes us on a journey that helps frame how he managed to conceive of Sherlock Holmes not as the master detective, but as The Criminal Mastermind of Baker Street

 

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Notes

1:38 Hello there!

5:22 Wessex Press

6:44 Undergraduate pagan rituals

8:30 Welcome Rob Nunn

12:27 Finding other Sherlockians around St. Louis

22:00 Holmes in the Heartland

28:16 The Baker Street Journal

29:49 Rob's book The Criminal Mastermind of Baker Street

39:22 Interesting Though Elementary

43:03 Involvement with the Beacon Society

48:10 Teaching Sherlock Holmes to different age levels

53:27 Pardon us

58:35 Canonical Couplet

 

 

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