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[boo k-luhv-er] noun: a person who enjoys reading and collecting books.

22 May

Happy Birthday Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!

Posted by Becca Hemmings

Sherlock's creator (though he would have hated this title) was born today, 22nd May in 1859.

He had a love-hate relationship with Sherlock; despite it becoming the most popular detective series of all time, Doyle somewhat resented the fact that Sherlock's name eclipsed his own.

Here is his application to study at the British Museum's Reading Room in 1891: