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Sherlock Holmes Club

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There are a great number of people who are studying Sherlock Holmes, the world-famous detective Conan Doyle created, believing that he really lived. They are called Sherlockians and there are a lot of Sherlock Holmes Societies all over the world. The Japan Sherlock Holmes Society was founded in 1977. The number of the members is about 1,000. There is no examination of the applicant's qualifications. The members include students, but most of them are people of mature age. They are respectable members of society who pursued their callings in life. In the society there is no discrimination between members. A famous university professor is not privileged. An individual's title or status in a company meant nothing. From some critical point of view it may be a waste of time for such grown-ups to devote their energy to the detective stories.

Keywords: Conan Doyle; detective stories; Japan Sherlock Holmes Society



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