This Sunday is the annual garden party at the Sussex home of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. But before you get out the car or book tickets, let me tell you that it’s all online, and all in the communal imagination. That’s right: a Twitter party.
Russell and Holmes have done this twice before, only this time the theme is Morocco, with Mrs Hudson furiously creating English versions of harira and couscous, and Holmes practicing on his odd Moroccan stringed instruments. Heaven only knows what Russell is up to. Anyway, if you’re on Twitter you can join in, and if you’re not a Twitter-er, you can listen in to the wild conversation by letting the Twitter feed scroll energetically past you. It sounds weird, but it’s a whole lot of fun. And it’s on Sunday. The invitation (with details for finding the party) is here.