Written by Ella Thomson on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

For the first time ever, a diary by Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle is set to be published by the British library.

The diary is the account of Conan Doyle’s experiences as a surgeon on an Arctic whaler. The diary has been unavailable to the public since it was written in 1880. The book is titled Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure and will be printed as a facsimile edition showing Conan Doyle’s original handwriting and sketches, alongside a full transcription and photos of the journey.

“In this diary’s entries, we see the young medical student step outside the classroom into settings of high adventure and great peril, finding his way among hard men whose skill and daring he came to respect greatly, and at the end of the voyage encountering a direct link to the first tale about Sherlock Holmes that he would write six years later,” says co-editor Jon Lellenberg.

The non-fiction book will finally be published on September 26th.

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