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Strange Secrets (letter)

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Strange Secrets is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle on 30 september 1895, first published in The Critic, New York, on 26 october 1895.

Conan Doyle is referring to the 1895 R. F. Fenno & Co. edition of Strange Secrets Told by A. Conan Doyle and Others including The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange.



Strange Secrets

Conan Doyle's letter published in The Critic (26 october 1895)

To the Editors of The Critic:—

Will you allow me through your columns to warn your readers against a book called "Strange Secrets," which is being sold with my name upon the cover? Out of a large number of stories, only one is mine — a very short one in the middle of the book.

A. Conan Doyle

Grand Hotel, Caux, 30 Sept. 1895


Original letter

Conan Doyle's original letter (30 september 1895)

Grand Hotel, Caux, Sept 30 / 95

Dear Sir,

Will you allow me through your columns to warn your readers against a book called "Strange Secrets," which is being sold with my name upon the cover. Out of a large number of stories, only one is mine — a very short one in the middle of the book.

Yours faithfully

A. Conan Doyle














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