Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) graduated from Edinburgh University with a medical degree in 1881 and traveled as a ship’s doctor before settling down into a private practice. He wrote Sherlock Holmes stories for four years before killing off the suave detective, only to resurrect him in The Hound of the Baskervilles
in 1902. His historical fiction took the form of a novel, The White Company
(1891), and the epic tales of the adventurous Brigadier Gerard.