An original Sherlock Holmes story will be on display at the National Library of Scotland, to celebrate Book Week Scotland.
Hand-written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1924, 'The adventure of the illustrious client' will be on display between 12.30 and 14.00 on Friday 27 November. The manuscript contains classic Holmes ingredients: a dastardly aristocrat, an English rose, and a secret 'illustrious client' who employs Sherlock Holmes. It is one of very few Holmes manuscripts still remaining in Britain.
Another original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle manuscript, 'The haunted grange of Goresthorpe', will be displayed alongside the Holmes story. It is thought to be one of the first stories he ever wrote, dating to around 1877 when the author was 18 years old.
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books from 23 to 29 November, with several events hosted at the Library.
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle manuscripts are on public view in the boardroom of the Library's main building on George IV Bridge, between 12.30 and 14.00 on Friday 27 November.
Read more in our Conan Doyle display press release
24 November 2015