What can you find here? Reviews of new and not quite so new Sherlock Holmes novels and collections. Interviews with authors, link to blogs worth following, links to where you can purchase my books and some reviews of my work garnered from Amazon sites. Plus a few scary pics of me and a link to various Lyme Regis videos on YouTube...see what we do here and how....and indeed why!!! Next to the Lyme Regis Video Bar is a Jeremy Brett as Holmes Video Bar and now a Ross K Video Bar. And stories and poems galore in the archives.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Beacon Society

The author royalties ( if there are any!) from the upcoming 'Sherlock Holmes: tales from The Stranger's Room will be donated to The Beacon Society. Don't know them? Or what they do? Then read on...

The Beacon Society is a not-for-profit organization.

The Beacon Society is a scion society of The Baker Street Irregulars, an international organization of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts founded in 1934 by Christopher Morley. The Irregulars (known as the BSI) meet every January in New York City for a weekend of celebration and study. The Beacon Society serves as a link to other scion societies, providing teachers with local resources to bring the magic of Sherlock Holmes to life in the classroom.

Members of the Beacon Society come from all over the U.S. Most of us also belong to one or more other Sherlock Holmes groups. We enjoy each other's company every January and stay in touch on our Internet forum the rest of the year. We joined the Beacon Society because we share a commitment to introducing young people to the pleasure of reading and enjoying Sherlock Holmes.

Their goals:

•Recognize exemplary educational experiences that introduce young people to the Sherlock Holmes stories

•Encourage teachers and librarians to use Sherlock Holmes to engage young people in the pleasure of reading

•Enjoy reading and teaching people about Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

There are many ways that individuals can assist the Society in achieving these some ways perhaps we think we already do, but take a look at the Society website and learn just what we can do and how to do it.

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