to be continued…

Sorry I’e2’80’99ve let the continuation of the Q&A slide, I’e2’80’99ve had a family uproar this week, things should settle down soon. Thanks for your patience.

I’e2’80’99m going to be in a seminar with Cara Black, Jim Calder, Domenic Stansberry, and Nadia Gordon on July 16 at 826 Valencia, the San Francisco writing project. It’e2’80’99s from 6 to 9, and it should be well worth a hundred bucks (which in any case goes to a great cause.) The link to the seminar is

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  1. riobonito on July 9, 2006 at 5:39 am

    Sorry about the family trouble, hope you are well, and we all look forward to hearing from you when thing’s sort themselves out! Thanks Laurie

  2. L. Crampton, LAc on July 9, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    What rio said. Family first.

  3. Elaine on July 9, 2006 at 6:00 pm

    Dear Laurie — I’m off topic here — was web-surfing and came across some info you might find useful. Any thoughts of an Edinburgh visit?
    The annual Book Festival in August is quite marvelous.

    National Library of Scotland
    media release
    Sherlock Holmes manuscript comes to the National Library
    The original manuscript of a Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will be handed over to the National Library of Scotland (NLS) this afternoon. ‘The Adventure of the Illustrious Client’ was the first story in the last Holmes compilation, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, which was published in 1927.

    Bequeathed by the late Dame Jean Conan Doyle, Arthur’s daughter, the manuscript will join the Library’s collection of Conan Doyle material, which contains around 60 letters and another short story manuscript, ‘The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe’, which was only published in 2001. That manuscript forms part of an exhibition at the Royal College of Surgeons which opens on 5 July, entitled Conan Doyle and Joseph Bell, the Real Sherlock Holmes.

    Set in 1902, ‘The Illustrious Client’ has the classic ingredients: Violet de Merville, a beautiful, rich, English rose falls for rich, handsome continental rotter, Baron Gruner, who it transpires murdered his first wife, among others. Sherlock Holmes is called in to persuade her to change her mind and, through investigation, subterfuge and a trip from Dr Watson to the London Library to learn about Chinese porcelain, he does just that.

    Cate Newton, Director of Collection Development at NLS, said: ‘We are delighted to be receiving this manuscript since, in the same way that Holmes is one of London’s best known fictional figures, so Conan Doyle himself is one of Edinburgh’s most cherished literary icons. This story is of course particularly relevant to the NLS as, in the course of helping Holmes to solve the case, Dr Watson himself uses a library to get the information he needs!’

    Release date: 30 June 2006

    National Library of Scotland
    George IV Bridge
    EH1 1EW

    Tel: 0131 623 3700

    cheers, elaine

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