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Daily bread : food and drink in the Holmes canon.

James, Simon J. (2018) 'Daily bread : food and drink in the Holmes canon.', Critical quarterly., 60 (3). pp. 5-13.


While in the Sherlock Holmes canon Watson is married twice (and once widowed), the domestic scenario most frequently staged by the stories sees Holmes and Watson sharing 221b Baker Street, attended by their housekeeper Mrs Hudson. Holmes himself nostalgically looks back to this ménage when he reunites with Watson after seeming to return from the dead at the beginning of The Return of Sherlock Holmes: ‘This is indeed like the old days,’ adding ‘We shall have time for a mouthful of dinner before we need go.’

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Publisher statement:This is the accepted version of the following article: James, Simon J. (2018). Daily bread: food and drink in the Holmes canon. Critical Quarterly 60(3): 5-13, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Date accepted:11 July 2018
Date deposited:07 December 2018
Date of first online publication:20 November 2018
Date first made open access:20 November 2020

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