A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle ★★★★

This was my first novel by Arthur Conan Doyle; it was actually my first experience of any classic crime novel. A Study In Scarlet is the first novel featuring Sherlock Holmes, and in it we see Doctor Watson and Sherlock Holmes meet for the first time and Sherlock Holmes unravel his first mystery, involving a … Continue reading A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle ★★★★

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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome ★★★★½

Swallows and Amazons is a wonderful, well-loved children's classic following the four Walker children during their family summer holiday to the Lake District in 1929. John, Susan, Titty and Roger are given permission by their mother and a telegram from their father to use the farm's boat, Swallow, to sail out to the island across the … Continue reading Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome ★★★★½