“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
After The Little Prince and Alice in Wonderland series, the third edition of Ersa Mobilya’s notebook project is dedicated to Sherlock Holmes. You will find some of the best quotes from various Holmes stories and authentic drawings of the characters by 12 different illustrators in this special notebook, which you can complete with the 2017 calendar.
Sherlock Holmes-themed notebooks and calendars, now available at shop.ersamobilya.com, will be an inspiration to those that wish to eliminate the impossible from their lives and move forward with the truth in the New Year.
About Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes, the fictional private detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of the most impressive personas in detective stories. A brilliant mind that says, “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth,” and is so highly admired for the way he solves crime…
Sherlock Holmes is and isn’t the most-filmed fictional character. According to IMDb, Holmes has appeared in 226 films and been played by dozens of different actors since the advent of cinema in the late nineteenth century. Dracula has been filmed 239 times, but since it is part-man, part-vampire, it has not broken Holmes’ record!
The Sherlock Holmes Museum both is and isn’t at 221B Baker Street. Although the museum in London bears the official address ‘221B’, in line with the celebrated address from the stories, the museum actually sits between buildings at 237 and 241 Baker Street, making it unofficially 239 Baker Street.
Arthur Conan Doyle, who “most wanted to be remembered as a champion of spiritualism and as a historical novelist”, did not care much for Sherlock Holmes, and thought the stories were lowbrow literary achievements. He even likened the character to a particular food he hated!
Among Sherlock Holmes’ best-known fans was Sultan Abdülhamid II who loved mysteries. The Sultan would have the new books translated immediately and read to him.
Six years after Holmes’ first appearance, Conan Doyle, who wanted to devote more time to his historical novels, killed him off in a story called The Final Problem in a battle between Holmes and his nemesis Professor Moriarty. His readers protested, and his other works did not do so well, so the author reluctantly brought Holmes back to life.
The character came very close to being called Sherrinford and not Sherlock. The name was altered to Sherlock, possibly because of a cricketer who bore the name. Arthur Conan Doyle was a huge fan of cricket and the name ‘Sherlock’ appears to have stuck in his memory. Doyle was also a keen cricketer himself.