David Irving’s recollections of prison

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As books ran out, I read The Collected Works of Sherlock Holmes twice. I set myself the task of counting how often Holmes actually uttered the famous catchphrase, “Elementary, my dear Watson,” to his long-suffering partner Dr Watson. The surprising answer: not once, the phrase must have grown up elsewhere. Even the word elementary occurs only once, as a stray adjective.

Evidently we cannot believe all that we are told, I decided.

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