Port this view basing arguments in sexism under the guise Of Being The Truth Is Less Than Tactfultl Dr This being the truth is less than tactfultl dr This is purely speculative which while going deep into text does not do AN EFFECTIVE JOB AT ANALYZING OR effective job at analyzing or subtext An amazing study of instances in the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes that show he was actually a female Charlotte perhaps This book will be specially intriguing to avid readers of Sherlock Holmes sorry but i just don t get it this book reads like a university thesis and i only continued on with it because so many of the arguments seemed silly i love sherlock holmes but i DO know that he s a fictional character these constant references to I love most things by Alan Bradley so this is no differentNot as well read on Conan Doyle to agree or not but still The Day Christ Was Born entertaining I ve just finished a thought provoking little book by Alan C Bradley and William A S Sarjeantntitled Ms Holmes of Baker Street The Truth About Sherlock Their thesis is of course summed up in the work s title Sherlock Holmes was a womanAt first glance this seems like a ludicrous idea if not positively heretical Yet the authors support their claim with uote after uote and incident after incident taken from the Holmes canon instances which taken individually are insufficient to prove the authors case but which in the aggregate do perhaps appear to suggest a female in disguise Most telling to my mind are Holmes s periodic indisposition and tendency to take to his her bed periodic being the operative word Too there is Irene Adler s 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set emphasis on the masculine appellation when disguised as a boy she brushes past Holmes in front of his apartments with a uiet Good night Mister Sherlock Holmes Moriarty in his turn threatens not to kill Holmes but to destroy him something Moriarty would have been able to do withase had he penetrated Sherlock s disguiseThe authors like most Sherlockians treat the Conan Doyle stories as fact Working within the canon they believe that The Seventh Witch even Watson was unaware of Holmes s femininity for many years There is no suggestion that Conan Doyle himselfver intended to place Holmes s gender in doubtTheir premise is of course an intriguing and amusing or infuriating one depending on the strength of the reader s own perception of Holmes Their argument is slightly marred by the fact that the authors having first conceived of the idea then looked And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake exhaustively forvidence in support of their thesis without Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America examining in much detail thevidence to the contrary the mark of an The Pocket Wife enthusiast rather than a truly impartial investigator However I thoroughlynjoyed playing the game temporarily suspending my own concept of Holmes in favor of the authors as I read In the The Color of Our Sky end however what keeps me frommbracing their conclusion wholeheartedly is my own partiality Holmes to me is not merely the detective of the Conan Doyle stories but the much complex human and admirable man in Laurie R King s Mary Russell series a series and a Holmes which have become real to me than the Conan Doyle canon ver didETA 4222019 There are now at least two genderbent Sherlock Holmes pastiches available Sherry Thomas s Lady Sherlock series and Claire O Dell s Janet Watson Chronicles Both are worth readingReview originally published on 4152010 at The Bookwyrm s Hoard. R Arthur Conan Doyle uncovered the surprising truth about Sherlock Holmes and the dust is yet to settle The University of Alberta Press is pleased to present the first Canadian dition of Ms Holmes of Baker Street with a new Introduction by Barbara Roden Women are naturally secretive and they like to do their own secreting Sherlock Holmes A Scandal in Bohemia We know the methodsthe game is afo. It appears Bradley and Sarjeant put the Canon under a microscope and conducted an Obsession exhaustive ten yearxamination to find justification for their hypothesis that Holmes was in fact female They point to a few other researchers who have independently come up with the same theory but I m still not convinced And in the Cabaret: A Roman Riddle end does it really matter if Sherlock was a woman Or a man Orven a female alien sorrywatched Dr Who the other night The stories are just as njoyable no matter which stance you take Let s not ruin it by overanalyzing I m a
fan of Holmes myself and it never ceases to amazes me that so of Holmes myself and it never ceases to amazes me that so research has been published refuted supported and ndlessly debated Some of these fanatics remind me of a cross between DD fans and Trekkies When I came across the title through author Alan Bradley I was very intrigued ven without reading so much as an outline on what the book was all about Was Sherlock Holmes a woman in disguise Now that was something I wanted to read aboutOnce I started what I presumed would be some sort of ssay or maybe All Roads Lead Home even a story turned out to be something of a thesis a discovery of references throughout the detective s adventures of what made the writers C Alan Bradley and William A S Sarjeant believe and prove that their analysis was the correct one Are there ways of interpreting what has been presented Of courseven though only small sections of the various tales are used recounted and analysed It is an interesting and intriguing thought and has been well presented throughout the bookThere is also a second part to this thesis that has been incorporated The first and major part is all about male versus female and who has been privy to this information In the second part Appendix I the discussion turns to dating the various cases which apparently is not obvious in very case Again not all cases are included only the controversial ones and only parts of the story uoted those relevant to making the pointWhat made me wonder overall is that there are people out there willing to delve in depth into trying to figure out what makes a fictional character tick a fact that included in the analysis right from the start I can understand wanting to analyse and research facts about people who have actually lived although I will admit that it almost feels as if Sherlock has been an actual human being and having lived at as if Sherlock Holmes has been an actual being and having lived at Baker Street in LondonIn any vent I am glad I read the book and I did njoy spending time with Ms Sherlock Holmes finding the thesis and analysis appealing ven compelling as well as the references to life in the 19th century particularly where women were concerned A valiant The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis effort indeed Fascinating and full of great observations but they were interpreted very wrongly So obviously I read this for any bits I could tease out that had anything to do with Holmes and Watson being like totally in love withach other like fer serious And that is basically the ntire book Well not counting the parts about Holmes s periods pregnancies and menopause which read like the authors had no idea what they were talking about btw Just the same this could be the beginnings of a really really awesome Sherlock Holmes pastiche Actually with an idea as intriguing as this it should be a pastiche I want the adventu. There is something passing strange about Sherlock Holmes You’ve seen me as an old lady Watson I was never convincing Sherlock Holmes The Mazarin Stone Sherlock Holmes strides into our imagination deerstalker hat set jauntily on his head pipe protruding from his mouth and a formidable intellect from which he painstakingly masters the mysteries he investigates Yet the ualities that set Holmes
Alan Bradley ☆ 6 REVIEWRes of Ms Sherlock Holmes I didn t realize until I read this book just how involved fans of Sherlock Holmes could be He and John Watson are two characters that have caused many people over the years to study theorize and outright speculate about One uivalent may be the Harry Potter series where fans have gone over very word of ach book and have put out Some Spectacular And Some Not So Spectacular Ideas About That spectacular and some not so spectacular ideas about that world and its inhabitants This book puts forth the idea that Sherlock Holmes may have been a woman in disguise It then goes through the stories and points out bits of dialogue as well as certain actions on Sherlock s part to support the claim A bit of familiarity of the stories in Canon is needed to understand some of the things presented here although I noticed that I could relate uite a few things to the four seasons of Sherlock that is on PBS Granted the TV show has does not always follow the stories and has developed its own canonI found this book an interesting read The authors have done a good solid job in presenting their case When it comes to the literary Sherlock Holmes I may not think of him in the same way Just Cause ever again I started reading this because I thought it would be an interesting take on one of my favourite characters in popular literature I found myself less than impressed While the authors try to assure at the beginning of the book that their ideas may seem sexist from a modern perspective but are only in time with the time period in which the works of ACD are published most of it just comes across as blatant sexism ie feminine moods supposed jealousy over other women such as Mary Morstan Watson irregularating as a diagnostic trait of women and including noticing unshaven spots on men s faces as something only women would notice As well many of their arguments amount to Holmes depressive moods as vidence of menstruation a lone trip to France being a guise for Holmes giving birth to an illegitimate child and Holmes having romantic feelings for Watson With regards to menstruation while depressive moods are uite common they are not a diagnostic tool Many cisgender men xperience depressive moods and to use these as a tool to claim a character is biologically female is irresponsible As for the illegitimate child in France this is purely a matter of speculation with no vidence to support the claim In fact logic and Occam s Razor seem to suggest the opposite Surely Watson who at this point the authors assure is unaware of Holmes condition of being a woman would have noticed his tall and thin friend getting rounder around the middle A medical man would certainly have noticed something like this As for the father of this supposed child the authors simply say we don t know who that is and ignore that point ntirely This book reads like two people who see the relationship of Holmes and Watson as one
OF A ROMANTIC NATURE BUT DOa romantic nature but do want to see them in a homosexual light Therefore they find supposed vidence of Sherlock being a woman to support their ship as heterosexual While these characters are open to interpretation and Holmes certainly could be read as a woman hiding her true gender to find a place for herself in a man s world or ven as a transgender man although the books does not seem to sup. Part as a masterful sleuth are rather surprising the impression of a woman may be valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner Sherlock Holmes The Man with the Twisted Lip A firestorm of controversy met the original publication of Ms Holmes of Baker Street The Truth About Sherlock Authors C Alan Bradley and William AS Sarjeant in their methodical investigation of the literature of Si.