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Beehive Book Club #12

The Beehive is open!!! Wednesday was our first day and it has been so much fun to have customers roll through our doors once again. So far, we have been doing takeaway only, but as of today, in line with government guidelines, we are going to be able to have some indoor seating too. The work pods are also going to be opening again, so keep an eye on the socials for information about that. This week, for our book, I thought it would be fun do go back to a classic. ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ was written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1892 and is a collection of twelve short stories.

Various TV shows and movies have been based upon this character but it’s, arguably, always best to go back to the original.  I thought that looking at this book would be a good idea, since it is a great bit of escapism. Getting caught up in the twists and turns of the mysteries that Holmes and Watson try to solve can help distract us from some of life’s stresses (well, hopefully, anyway).


To finish, here is one of my favourite quotes:

“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.”

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