Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Writer's Voice: Arthur Conan Doyle

The only known recording of the Sherlock Holmes creator. He would die three years later. Fascinating stuff. He explains what bugged him about earlier detective stories, and how he changed all of that with the character of Holmes.

Is it me, or is his Scottish accent a heckuvalot nearer today’s standard American accent than the Scots we hear in the media today?


  1. Very cool. And it's not just you.

    1. I thought so! Confirms my hunch about Walt Whitman's accent on this post, too.