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Two, To One, Be - a book published on Saturday is a celebration of the successful campaign to Save Undershaw. Available with free delivery worldwide from Book Depository and all good bookstores with all royalties to the Undershaw Preservation Trust.

In 2009, a few inspired individuals took notice of the plight of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home ‘Undershaw’ in Hindhead, Surrey and determined that it was up to them to do something about it. Banding together, they found a way to create a window for spreading their passion and energy outwards to the world around them.

In the years that have followed, that window has grown into a vast portal, through which thousands of devoted Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes fans from all over the world have gained (and seized) the opportunity to have a very tangible impact on the preservation of Doyle’s legacy. For those involved, Undershaw is infinitely more than ‘just a house’.

The purpose of this book is to hold a proverbial hand lens to that deeper meaning in hopes of capturing some small part of the deep emotion it represents. In the pages that follow, you will find an eclectic collection of essays, original artwork, and photography created by supporters and ambassadors from a wide range of countries, all of which in some way address the same set of questions:

  • What is it about Undershaw that has the power to drive such a wide range of people from all over the globe (most of whom have never met one another in person) to join hands in support of protecting something that for many is thousands of miles away in a foreign country?
  • How has the campaign or the property itself touched the lives of those who have come into contact with it and what sorts of experiences have people had as a result?

Our intention here is to create a kind of insightful snapshot of these things as both a form of reverent acknowledgement for the efforts that have been put forth thus far, as well as a source of inspiration for the future.

Participants in the Guinness Worlds Record attempt for the most amount of people dressed as Sherlock Holmes this Saturday July 19th are in for a special treat. Hosts University College London (UCL) will create a special exhibit of early forensic equipment.

On display at the event will be a selection of objects from UCL’s Galton Collection. Although best known as the propounder of eugenics, Sir Francis Galton was a leading Victorian scientist and statistician who made significant contributions to crime science. Come and see one of the world’s first fingerprint kits and mug shots, and look into the face of the definitive criminal ‘type’.

The event is raising funds for the restoration of Undershaw [more details on Save Undershaw Facebook], Conan Doyle’s former home and the raffle on the day has dozens of prizes including signed BBC Sherlock merchandise. Raffle tickets are open to fans worldwide including those taking part.

There will be 3 national film crews present and many press photographers - there are still a few places left CLICK HERE

Undershaw Lives! Conan Doyle’s Former Home Saved.

After many years of campaigning, led by the Undershaw Preservation Trust (UPT) and with the help of Mark Gatiss (BBC Sherlock), Stephen Fry, Sherlockology, The Sherlock Holmes Societies of London, France, India (and many more) the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is safely in the hands of a wonderful school for children with learning difficulties - Stepping Stones.

NOW THE HARD WORK BEGINS!

The building was put into disrepair by the developers tying to destroy it and now needs restoration. A quick reminder how bad it got during the fight to save the house here is a quick video from the patron of the UPT - BBC Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss:

ON TO THE FUNDRAISING.

The UPT has committed to help Stepping Stones restore the building, and in return we’ll be working with them to provide access to Undershaw for fans in teh future. In particular we will be working on Conan Doyle’s study and the stunning stained glass windows too.

REMEMBER WITHOUT UNDERSHAW THERE WOULD BE NO SHERLOCK HOLMES!

Imagine a world without BBC Sherlock? Unbearable right? Well, without Undershaw Conan Doyle would never have brought Sherlock Holmes back to life. He wouldn’t have written ‘Hound of The Baskervilles’ and whilst popular, Holmes would not have been a worldwied phenomenon. No films, no TV series, just another mildly popular detective.

SO HOW CAN I HELP?

Please help create awareness for the restoration programme by:

1) Joining the Facebook page Save Undershaw

2) Share and promote our events - for example, next Saturday 19th July we are attempting a Guinness Worlds Record for the most amount of people dressed as Sherlock Holmes [click here]

3) Reblog and share our updates (like this one).

As Mark says ‘Undershaw Lives!’, lets help turn it into an ongoing legacy for Sherlock Holmes fans.

Two, To One, Be - a celebration of the saving of Undershaw.
Launching on 19th July at the Guiness World Record Event.
Special contribution from the Undershaw Preservation Trust patron Mark Gatiss.
Pre-order from Amazon UK,  Book Depository (free worldwide delivery)  and tickets for the Guiness World Record from Eventbrite.
We’ve won the battle to Save Undershaw, the fundraising for the restoration starts now.

Two, To One, Be - a celebration of the saving of Undershaw.

Launching on 19th July at the Guiness World Record Event.

Special contribution from the Undershaw Preservation Trust patron Mark Gatiss.

Pre-order from Amazon UK,  Book Depository (free worldwide delivery)  and tickets for the Guiness World Record from Eventbrite.

We’ve won the battle to Save Undershaw, the fundraising for the restoration starts now.

An update on the project 'Sherlock's Home - The Empty House' from Sherlockology and MX Publishing raising funds for the Undershaw Preservation Trust.

Sherlock’s Home - The Empty House is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Barnes and Noble and Amazon, in the UK Waterstones, Amazon and Book Depository (free worldwide delivery) and in all electronic formats - Kindle, iPad, Kobo and Nook.

The Polish version Pusty Dom Sherlocka is available from REA - (Click Here)

155th Birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Nine Raffle prizes so far, all signed copies donated by the authors - plus the unique kit for a custom 221b Baker Street in LEGO! Proceeds to the Undershaw Preservation Trust - please visit the Facebook page and like to get updates on the restoration of Undershaw.

Final few event tickets (7 of the 70 left at time of writing), and raffle only tickets available CLICK HERE

LEGO Undershaw!  -  The creator of the LEGO Sherlock Holmes books, James Macaluso, has kindly designed a LEGO version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s house - Undershaw. We’ll be talking about our plans for it at the 155th Birthday Celebrations this Thursday 22nd May - there are just eight tickets left as of this morning, but there are plenty of raffle tickets - a host of prizes in the raffle include a LEGO 221b Baker Street custom kit (also by James).
Tickets CLICK HERE.
You can keep up with the latest news on the restoration of Undershaw on the Undershaw Preservation Trust Facebook Page. Please visit and like it as there will be lots of exciting developments for Sherlock fans in the coming months. As our patron Mark Gatiss says “Undershaw Lives!”

LEGO Undershaw!  -  The creator of the LEGO Sherlock Holmes books, James Macaluso, has kindly designed a LEGO version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s house - Undershaw. We’ll be talking about our plans for it at the 155th Birthday Celebrations this Thursday 22nd May - there are just eight tickets left as of this morning, but there are plenty of raffle tickets - a host of prizes in the raffle include a LEGO 221b Baker Street custom kit (also by James).

Tickets CLICK HERE.

You can keep up with the latest news on the restoration of Undershaw on the Undershaw Preservation Trust Facebook Page. Please visit and like it as there will be lots of exciting developments for Sherlock fans in the coming months. As our patron Mark Gatiss says “Undershaw Lives!”

Undershaw Lives! Wonderful to see the boards off some of the windows at Undershaw after more than five years of fighting to save the building. The new owners, Stepping Stones school, will begin restoration soon.

Come and meet them, the Undershaw Preservation Trust and lots of special guest at the 155th Birthday celebrations for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. As Mark Gatiss our patron says:

"I’m absolutely thrilled that Undershaw has been saved by the DFN Foundation. It’s fitting that the home of one of greatest story tellers should become a school. The historic building, where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought back Sherlock Holmes from the dead, created the Hound of the Baskervilles and entertained the likes of J.M. Barrie, Bernard Shaw and Bram Stoker will now be a cheerful and welcoming environment for young minds. And possibly writers of the future! I fervently hope that the connection to the great man will be retained but for now let’s just rejoice in the fact that, after years of battle, Undershaw lives!"

Fans should still join the Undershaw Preservation Trust Facebook page as the work to help restore the building will begin soon.

Celebrate the Saving of Undershaw on Sir Arthur’s 155th Birthday - May 22nd, from 6.30pm on Baker Street for an evening of theatre and literary fun. Raising funds for the trust and the National Literacy Trust - tickets available here.

You can also read more about Undershaw in ‘Sherlock’s Home - The Empty House’ with contributions from Mark Gatiss and Stephen Fry - now in 9 languages.

Sherlock’s Home - The Empty House is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Barnes and Noble and Amazon, in the UK WaterstonesAmazon and Book Depository(free worldwide delivery) and in all electronic formats - KindleiPadKobo and Nook.

May 9
Mark Gatiss, Patron of the Undershaw Preservation Trust has today issued a statement regarding the recent developments concerning Undershaw:
"I’m absolutely thrilled that Undershaw has been saved by the DFN Foundation. It’s fitting that the home of one of greatest story tellers should become a school. The historic building, where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought back Sherlock Holmes from the dead, created the Hound of the Baskervilles and entertained the likes of J.M. Barrie, Bernard Shaw and Bram Stoker will now be a cheerful and welcoming environment for young minds. And possibly writers of the future! I fervently hope that the connection to the great man will be retained but for now let’s just rejoice in the fact that, after years of battle, Undershaw lives!"
Fans should still join the Undershaw Preservation Trust Facebook page as the work to help restore the building will begin soon.
Undershaw Preservation Trust (UPT) members are coming together to celebrate the Saving of Undershaw on Sir Arthur’s 155th Birthday - May 22nd, from 6.30pm on Baker Street for an evening of theatre and literary fun. Raising funds for the UPT and the National Literacy Trust - tickets available here.

Mark Gatiss, Patron of the Undershaw Preservation Trust has today issued a statement regarding the recent developments concerning Undershaw:

"I’m absolutely thrilled that Undershaw has been saved by the DFN Foundation. It’s fitting that the home of one of greatest story tellers should become a school. The historic building, where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought back Sherlock Holmes from the dead, created the Hound of the Baskervilles and entertained the likes of J.M. Barrie, Bernard Shaw and Bram Stoker will now be a cheerful and welcoming environment for young minds. And possibly writers of the future! I fervently hope that the connection to the great man will be retained but for now let’s just rejoice in the fact that, after years of battle, Undershaw lives!"

Fans should still join the Undershaw Preservation Trust Facebook page as the work to help restore the building will begin soon.

Undershaw Preservation Trust (UPT) members are coming together to celebrate the Saving of Undershaw on Sir Arthur’s 155th Birthday - May 22nd, from 6.30pm on Baker Street for an evening of theatre and literary fun. Raising funds for the UPT and the National Literacy Trust - tickets available here.

Apr 1

Recent pictures of Undershaw as the restoration of the house is imminent following the purchase of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home by the Stepping Stones charity. The house will become a school for children with learning difficulties.

The incredible story of the fight to Save Undershaw (please continue to like the Facebook page as we have some exciting developments coming) [Facebook Save Undershaw] is captured in the new book.

Two, To One, Be - featuring comments from the patron of the Undershaw Preservation Trust Mark Gatiss (BBC Sherlock) and many other supporters and fans.

Two, To One, Be is available from all good bookstores like Amazon UK and especially Book Depository as they offer free delivery worldwide.

In 2009, a few inspired individuals took notice of the plight of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home ‘Undershaw’ in Hindhead, Surrey and determined that it was up to them to do something about it. 
Banding together, they found a way to create a window for spreading their passion and energy outwards to the world around them. In the years that have followed, that window has grown into a vast portal, through which thousands of devoted Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes fans from all over the world have gained (and seized) the opportunity to have a very tangible impact on the preservation of Doyle’s legacy. 
For those involved, Undershaw is infinitely more than ‘just a house’. The purpose of this book is to hold a proverbial hand lens to that deeper meaning in hopes of capturing some small part of the deep emotion it represents. In the pages that follow, you will find an eclectic collection of essays, original artwork, and photography created by supporters and ambassadors from a wide range of countries, all of which in some way address the same set of questions: 
- What is it about Undershaw that has the power to drive such a wide range of people from all over the globe (most of whom have never met one another in person) to join hands in support of protecting something that for many is thousands of miles away in a foreign country?
- How has the campaign or the property itself touched the lives of those who have come into contact with it and what sorts of experiences have people had as a result?
Our intention here is to create a kind of insightful snapshot of these things as both a form of reverent acknowledgement for the efforts that have been put forth thus far, as well as a source of inspiration for the future.
Released on Conan Doyle’s birthday, 22nd May, the book is available from all good bookstores including Amazon UK, Book Depository (free worldwide shipping) and Amazon USA.
All royalties go to the Save Undershaw campaign - show your support by liking the Save Undershaw Facebook page.

In 2009, a few inspired individuals took notice of the plight of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home ‘Undershaw’ in Hindhead, Surrey and determined that it was up to them to do something about it.

Banding together, they found a way to create a window for spreading their passion and energy outwards to the world around them. In the years that have followed, that window has grown into a vast portal, through which thousands of devoted Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes fans from all over the world have gained (and seized) the opportunity to have a very tangible impact on the preservation of Doyle’s legacy.

For those involved, Undershaw is infinitely more than ‘just a house’. The purpose of this book is to hold a proverbial hand lens to that deeper meaning in hopes of capturing some small part of the deep emotion it represents. In the pages that follow, you will find an eclectic collection of essays, original artwork, and photography created by supporters and ambassadors from a wide range of countries, all of which in some way address the same set of questions:

- What is it about Undershaw that has the power to drive such a wide range of people from all over the globe (most of whom have never met one another in person) to join hands in support of protecting something that for many is thousands of miles away in a foreign country?

- How has the campaign or the property itself touched the lives of those who have come into contact with it and what sorts of experiences have people had as a result?

Our intention here is to create a kind of insightful snapshot of these things as both a form of reverent acknowledgement for the efforts that have been put forth thus far, as well as a source of inspiration for the future.

Released on Conan Doyle’s birthday, 22nd May, the book is available from all good bookstores including Amazon UK, Book Depository (free worldwide shipping) and Amazon USA.

All royalties go to the Save Undershaw campaign - show your support by liking the Save Undershaw Facebook page.

Mark Gatiss (BBC Sherlock) the patron of the Save Undershaw campaign. Show your support by ‘liking’ the Save Undershaw Facebook page - CLICK HERE.

Happy Christmas to all those supporting Save Undershaw!
Actors, authors, illustrators and fans who have written and contributed to six major books are kindly donating royalties to the Save Undershaw campaign. Please help by doing two things:
1. Visit the Save Undershaw Facebook Page and click ‘like’
2. Share this list of great books as far and wide as possible - if you’ve read them, please post up a review on your favourite bookstore.
The books are:
Sherlock’s Home - The Empty House is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Barnes and Noble and Amazon, in the UK Waterstones, Amazon and Book Depository (free worldwide delivery) and in all electronic formats - Kindle, iPad, Kobo and Nook. [including contributions from Mark Gatiss and Stephen Fry]…
A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).
An Entirely New Country is available through all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Classic Specialities, and in all electronic formats including iTunes, Kobo, Nook and in a very popular Kindle version that includes the dozens of photos.
56 Sherlock Holmes Stories in 56 Days is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and also now in ebook format including Amazon Kindle and iPad format.
The Many Watsons is available from all good bookshops including in the USA Amazon , in the UK Amazon and Waterstones. For elsewhere Book Depository who offer free delivery worldwide.
Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Crystal Blue Bottle is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Amazon,  in the UK Amazon and Waterstones. For elsewhere Book Depository offer free delivery worldwide.
A Professor Reflects On Sherlock Holmes is available through all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble USA, Classic Specialitiesand locally in Nashville at East Side Story. In ebook format there is Kindle, iPad and Kobo.

Happy Christmas to all those supporting Save Undershaw!

Actors, authors, illustrators and fans who have written and contributed to six major books are kindly donating royalties to the Save Undershaw campaign. Please help by doing two things:

1. Visit the Save Undershaw Facebook Page and click ‘like’

2. Share this list of great books as far and wide as possible - if you’ve read them, please post up a review on your favourite bookstore.

The books are:

Sherlock’s Home - The Empty House is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Barnes and Noble and Amazon, in the UK WaterstonesAmazon and Book Depository (free worldwide delivery) and in all electronic formats - KindleiPadKobo and Nook. [including contributions from Mark Gatiss and Stephen Fry]…

A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

An Entirely New Country is available through all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Classic Specialities, and in all electronic formats including iTunes, Kobo, Nook and in a very popular Kindle version that includes the dozens of photos.

56 Sherlock Holmes Stories in 56 Days is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and also now in ebook format including Amazon Kindle and iPad format.

The Many Watsons is available from all good bookshops including in the USA Amazon , in the UK Amazon and Waterstones. For elsewhere Book Depository who offer free delivery worldwide.

Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Crystal Blue Bottle is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Amazon,  in the UK Amazon and Waterstones. For elsewhere Book Depository offer free delivery worldwide.

A Professor Reflects On Sherlock Holmes is available through all good bookstores including Amazon USAAmazon UKBarnes and Noble USAClassic Specialitiesand locally in Nashville at East Side Story. In ebook format there is Kindle, iPad and Kobo.

Two corporate sponsors have jumped in on day 1 to boost us up close to passing the first language target. Clever move - their ads in the books will reach thousands of fans…. 
Each £500 raised will mean an extra language project. The last project we got an amazing 8 languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German, Polish, Chinese) - lets try and beat that this time.
Click Here - to read about the project. Please also visit the Save Undershaw page on Facebook and ‘like’ to show your support.
Here is Mark Gatiss (BBC Sherlock) our patron talking about Undershaw:

Two corporate sponsors have jumped in on day 1 to boost us up close to passing the first language target. Clever move - their ads in the books will reach thousands of fans…. 

Each £500 raised will mean an extra language project. The last project we got an amazing 8 languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German, Polish, Chinese) - lets try and beat that this time.

Click Here - to read about the project. Please also visit the Save Undershaw page on Facebook and ‘like’ to show your support.

Here is Mark Gatiss (BBC Sherlock) our patron talking about Undershaw:

Great start to the Two, To One, Be Kickstarter yesterday with 13 backers already. Each £500 raised will mean an extra language project. The last project we got an amazing 8 languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German, Polish, Chinese) - lets try and beat that this time.
Click Here - to read about the project. Please also visit the Save Undershaw page on Facebook and ‘like’ to show your support.
Here is Mark Gatiss (BBC Sherlock) our patron talking about Undershaw:

Great start to the Two, To One, Be Kickstarter yesterday with 13 backers already. Each £500 raised will mean an extra language project. The last project we got an amazing 8 languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German, Polish, Chinese) - lets try and beat that this time.

Click Here - to read about the project. Please also visit the Save Undershaw page on Facebook and ‘like’ to show your support.

Here is Mark Gatiss (BBC Sherlock) our patron talking about Undershaw: