Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sherlock in China

Bedtime story this week is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, including tonight's The Adventure of the Speckled Band which involves a cheetah, a baboon and a snake, though two of them are red herrings. In any case, it gave Alyssa nightmares.
Sherlock Holmes is pretty well known in China. The complete stories were first translated into Mandarin in 1916 and there was a home-produced film Sherlock Holmes in China in 1994, but awareness has recently rocketed thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch... 

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