Since it has been asked – the man in the drawing is of Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle has been on my mind lately because I’ve been reading an autobiography of the man. “Teller of Tales,” by Daniel Stashower.
My interest in Doyle comes by way of a long term love affair with the stories of Sherlock Holmes. I read these stories of dark alleys and intrigue set in Victorian London when I was little. My interest in things Sherlockian has waned in recent years yet I am still thrilled to catch an episode of the Jeremy Brett television show, read a book of fresh material about Holmes’ creator and still sometimes I’ll pick up my worn old copy of the “Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and read A Scandal in Bohemia just one more time.