Illustration by Adrian Yermolayev for “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”, The Red-Headed League and Other Stories, Saint Petersburg: Detgiz, 1945.
Richard Lancelyn Green, introduction to The Sherlock Holmes Letters, 1986.
I am better with you.
Like many other authors, Mr Conan Doyle converts his shirtcuffs into a note book, on which he jots down ideas which strike him when paper is not handy. One of Sherlock Holmes’ most enthralling adventures was nearly lost through this habit, the telegraph having to be brought into requisition to prevent the laundress expunging from a cuff an idea that had not been transferred to paper.
“Time for Holmes’s Last Bow” (review of The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, ed. W. S. Baring-Gould), David Holloway, Daily Telegraph (May 9, 1968).
Illustration by Igor Leonidovich Ushakov for “His Last Bow”, Collected Works in Eight Volumes, Мoscow: Pravda, 1966.
“The Illustrious Client”, dramatised by Bert Coules, 1994.