Let's agree to the fact that we are familiar with Sherlock Holmes and are aware of his methods of deductive reasoning. Despite being a fictional character, created by Arthur Conan Doyle in the 19th century, Sherlock Homes revolutionized the art of reasoning/detection, and converted it from art into proper science.
British comedy seems to be at an all time high in popularity across the pond, with shows like The Office, Shameless. However, Brits are known for their rather sarcastic sense of humour and anyone who has visited the US will know that it can be taken the wrong way. So why is it that British comedy is so popular in the US?
Chris Kerr possesses an air of watchfulness, borne perhaps from looking out into Berwick Street from the cutting board which sits at the front of his Soho shop. The spectacles he wears are of heavy acetate, the navy suit fitted with little give, the whole look rounded off by black brogues and a metal watch.
In the final chapter of Castle Gay, John Buchan's second adventure with Glasgow grocer Dixon McCunn and the Gorbals Diehards, the author says his goodbyes. The villains, men with villainous names and at least one beard, Mastrovin, Dedekind, Rosenbaum, Calaman and Ricci are dispatched to their Ruritanian homeland in Evallonia.