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Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish Author
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Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. As a war journalist, he reported on the 1899-1902 Boer War in South Africa. After the death of his son in the First World War, he became involved in spiritualism. He died of a heart attack at the age of 71. His last words were directed toward his wife "You are wonderful."
March 6th, 2013
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