THE FCE BLOG by Claudia Ceraso

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sherlock Holmes

How to become a true Sherlockian

Elementary. Here you can read the stories selected as set texts for the Cambridge First Certificate Examination:

(By the way, we’ll read them in this order)

The Five Orange Pips

The Adventure of the Speckled Band

The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (The Crown of Diamonds)

The following is a Pdf file with summaries of all three stories above from the Penguin edition. There some questions to guide your reading as well.

Please, do not miss STRAND magazine online. This is where the stories were originally published. Strand focuses on mystery story lovers, so you can read about authors, reviews and find modern stories published online.

Liked the previous stories? Want more? I see. Try these links:

The Complete Works

Sherlock Holmes Public Library

Tell me about it!

Some downloadable audio on Sherlock stories:

Are you still reading this post? Mmm... You do seem keen on mystery. Now if you really like Sherlock Holmes and would like to know about films, international associations, museums or where to get yourself a proper pipe, then you definitely need to browse these sites. Can’t miss all that.

Sherlock Holmes International

A blog about Sherlock Holmes

This is it. Hope you enjoy browsing. And once you have read a bit, do come back to this page and drop a comment!


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