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Portsmouth Connection

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Image of the front cover of A Study in Scarlet

Study in Scarlet

First Sherlock Holmes novel, published in 1887.

Photograph of Arthur Conan Doyle in Portsmouth

Photograph of Arthur Conan Doyle in Portsmouth

Doyle wrote his first two Sherlock Holmes books while living in Portsmouth.

Photo Arthur Conan Doyle testing the ropes of a hot air balloon

Photo Arthur Conan Doyle testing the ropes of a hot air balloon

Testing the ropes on the 'City of York' hot air balloon (April 2015)

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