Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation 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, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone (1890), The Captain of the Polestar (1890), The Doings of Raffles Haw (1892), Beyond the City (1892), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1896), The Great Boer War (1900), The Green Flag (1900), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), and The Lost World (1912).
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
King Arthur ruled the land of Camelot with his trusted knights, including the handsome and brave Sir Lancelot. Lancelot had a brother by the name of Ellsworth who wasn't quite as brave, but who was known for burping. When he was still a baby, his nurse decided that since Ellsworth was the brother of Lancelot, he would be known as "Sir Burpsalot."
Sir Lancelot also had a little sister by the name of Wendy. Wendy was not like the other girls at Camelot. She did not want to learn how to sew, mend, and cook; she wanted to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. People told her she couldn't shoot because shooting wasn't ladylike, but Wendy knew this was not fair.
Burpsalot and Wendy may not sound like the usual heroes, but in the land of Camelot, heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Together, this brother and sister take on dragons and stinkers. They learn the ways of poodletooters and flutterbys. They make friends and bring honor to their family, despite humble beginnings.
Cover and illustrations drawn by Alex Walton, Kelowna, British Columbia
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