The Hope Gives Us a Glance at a Young Sir. A Conan Doyle

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A new book, “Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure” edited by Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower (University Of Chicago Press/British Library, $35, published October 1st) gives a rare glimpse of a young Author Conan Doyle and his sketched filled journal. Doyle was  just 20 years old and still a medical student when he was aboard The Hope for it’s 1880 quest. Doyle commented he “went on board the whaler a big, straggling youth” and “came off it a powerful, well-grown man.”

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