Writer of the book "Young Sherlock Holmes", from the screenplay of Chris Columbus. (first published in USA by Pocket Books, 1985)
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[from the acknowledgments in his novelization of Young Sherlock Holmes] My feeling throughout has been one of the deepest respect for the writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, for the creator as much as for his creations. I share with the purists an admiration for Holmes's qualities. One that is sometimes overlooked is that he was a Victorian and Edwardian gentleman. "We live in a utilitarian age",...
When he wrote the novelization of Young Sherlock Holmes
(1985), he included British spellings like colour; he also makes reference to names and philosophers that might be lost on a young audience, and uses the word lovemaking, which is unusual in a novelization based on a family film. He also dedicated three chapters (42 pages) to Egyptian history. In the book, Watson wrote up Young Sherlock ...