221b Baker Street: Background information when reading The Brothers of Baker Street

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The Brothers of Baker Street

A Mystery

by Michael Robertson

The Brothers of Baker Street by Michael Robertson
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    Mar 2011, 288 pages
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    Nov 2011, 288 pages

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221b Baker Street

In The Brothers of Baker Street, Reggie Heath's law office resides at 221b Baker Street, the same address as the fictional residence of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John H. Watson between 1881 and 1904, according to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. Today at that location, you will find the Sherlock Holmes Museum, a non-profit organization run by the Sherlock Holmes International Society, dedicated to celebrating the literary hero and fictional character.

Sherlock Holmes Museum front Though the building is actually situated between 237 and 241 Baker Street, and despite the controversy surrounding where Holmes's residence would technically have been, the City of Westminster* granted the museum the use of the address, and it is commonly recognized as the famous sleuth's home. The interior of the building replicates Doyle's literary depictions and is maintained in a Victorian style, inviting visitors to sit by the fireside, look through Holmes's magnifying glass, and see his famous calabash pipe.

Sherlock Holmes Museum sitting room As ...

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