When George Edalji, a young Indian lawyer, was convicted of mutilating horses in a Staffordshire mining village in 1903, he appealed to Arthur Conan Doyle to clear his name. The creator of Sherlock Holmes, accepted the request and proceeded to investigate the case.
Using letters, police records and Home Office files, author Shrabani Basu will follow the trail of Arthur Conan Doyle as he wore the hat of Sherlock Holmes and uncovered the dark secrets lying in the English countryside. It was the only case that Conan Doyle investigated personally.
About the speaker:
Shrabani Basu is a journalist and Sunday Times best-selling author. Her books include the critically acclaimed The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer (2021), For King and Another Country (2015), Victoria & Abdul (2010, now a major Oscar-nominated motion picture) and Spy Princes: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan(2006). Shrabani is a frequent commentator on Indian history and Empire.
Talks last approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.
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