8 Feb 2013 TLS Fiction Jonathan Barnes Mrs Hudson’s Diaries, by the veteran joke writer Barry Cryer and his son Bob, purports to present us with the secret journal of the landlady of 221b Baker Street. A minor player in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, she is in these pages promoted to the status […]
Mrs Hudson’s First Review
Back in 2001 the Guest of Honour at our Annual Dinner was the brilliant writer and comedian Barry Cryer, who proved to be a real devotee of the great detective. He’s proved it again with Mrs Hudson’s Diaries: A View from the Landing at 221B, written with his son, actor and writer Bob Cryer (The […]
Hello Boys! Form an orderly queue, because here she is! From October 15th 2012 you will be able to buy your very own portable landlady. Possibly the most famous landlady of them all. Mrs Hudson.
One frosty winter morning, deep in the vaults of Cox & Co. at Charing Cross, a battered biscuit tin is discovered…
Inside are the diaries of that long- suffering resident of 221b Baker Street, Sherlock Holmes’ landlady, the unflappable Mrs Hudson.
She presents her portrait of life with the great detective and his ever-faithful companion with relish, mustard and no small amount of dropped eaves. Mysterious visitors, disappearances, shouts and bangs – life below stairs at 221b is often silly, slapstick and sentimental in equal measure.
A VIEW FROM THE LANDING AT 221B
The diaries these offer an affectionate and hilarious sketch of a remarkably enterprising Victorian female, whose humorous musings encompass talking to the spirit world, dancing with government officials and nights at the music hall. Interspersed with Mrs Hudson’s fascinating keepsakes – letters, recipes, calling cards and photos – this is a must-have addition for any Sherlock Holmes aficionado.
Behind every great man is an even greater woman … demanding rent.
AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 15TH 2012 FROM THE ROBSON PRESS