Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

British author
(1859 - 1930)


The writer 'Sherlock Homes: Discovering the Border Burghs...'
Activities 'The Hound Of the Baskervilles'

(Updated on 01/05/2013)



The writer :


  • Arthur Conan Doyle (Wikipedia)
    1. Life
    2 Selected bibliography

    2.1 Sherlock Holmes Stories
    2.2 Professor Challenger Stories
    2.3 Historical novels
    2.4 Other works
    3 External links


Listening :

  • Sherlock Holmes
    "Five unusual new cases read by Hannah Gordon and Andrew Sachs - produced in association with BBC7."


  • The Sherlock Audiowalk - UPDATED
    "Follow the trail of Sherlock Holmes through London and learn more about the legendary sleuth and his methods.
    Hear music, audio clips and interviews from the recent film and crack the puzzles to discover some of London's hidden secrets by using Holmes' famous observational skills."




Activities :

  • Sherlock Holmes - Evaluation (pdf)
    Créée par Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)

  • SHERLOCK HOLMES - Niveau 4ème
    Activities created by Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

  • A Small Mystery Hidden In Five Postage Stamps
    "In 1993 the Royal Mail in Great Britain issued a set of five se-tenant stamps to honor the legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. 
    The stamps depicted iconic scenes from The Reigate SquireThe Hound of the BaskervillesThe Six Napoleons The Greek Interpreter, and The Final Problem.
    Hidden within the design of each stamp is a single letter; the five letters (D, E, L, O, and Y) can be anagrammed to form a relevant word other than “yodel.”  The question is whether you can locate the five letters.  You will need good eyes, perhaps a magnifying glass, and a supersized image (available here – click twice).  Those who are curious, but too impatient to do the searching, can avoid the fun and skip to the solution."

    MORE information HERE.


  • Sherlock Holmes
    "Do you like mysteries? Here are five pages about Sherlock Holmes.
    Read, listen , watch , learn, practise and do the activities."

    Activities created by Renée Maufroid.


  • En collège, revisiter Sherlock Holmes grâce à Dr House
    "Nos élèves ... adorent ce personnage brillant, solitaire et cynique qui a l'art de résoudre les énigmes médicales comme on mène une enquête criminelle... ce docteur House ressemble à son grand-père spirituel : Sherlock Holmes.
    Pour les enseignants, il y a là matière à donner un souffle nouveau aux séquences sur le genre policier.
    Découverte de la notion d'intertextualité et de la référence originale par la lecture des récits de Conan Doyle, rédactions variées, réflexion sur la langue, exploration du support filmique... "

    Pour approfondir le sujet... :
    - A propos de Dr House et de Sherlock Holmes
    - Mises en place pédagogiques sur Sherlock Holmes

  • Investigate into the life and time of Sherlock Holmes and his creator A.C.Doyle
    - with interactive activities (Annie Gwynn)


Webquests :

Videos :


  • Sherlock Holmes - Difficulty: Medium - with subtitles
    "The famous detective and his partner Dr. Watson try to solve the case of the missing racehorse and its murdered handler."


Theatre :


'Sherlock Homes: Discovering the Border Burghs...' :


'The Hound Of the Baskervilles' :

Cinema :

  • "Sherlock Holmes" :

    • Sherlock Holmes (2009)  - Director : Guy Ritchie
      "Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England."

    • Watch the trailer.

    • Sherlock Holmes (2009 film)
      " The film is set in 1891 and revolves around Holmes ... and Watson ... stopping a conspiracy to destroy Britain.
      The film opens with Holmes apprehending the murderous cult leader Lord Blackwood ..., who promises he will return from the dead and exact his revenge as he is being led to the gallows."


    • Sherlock Holmes: Guy Ritchie turns story into Hollywood action film - an article