|Outrage: The Edalji Five and the Shadow of Sherlock Holmes by Roger Oldfield (Vanguard Press, ISBN: 9781843866015)|
The true story of an extraordinary family obscured till now by a dying pony and Conan Doyle’s world-famous campaign
This book hopes to appeal to Midlanders and others still intrigued by the sensational events in the region a century ago, to those who want to see the lives of real-life Asians and Anglo-Asians in Britain pulled out of the shadows, and to worldwide fans of Sherlock Holmes and Julian Barnes's Arthur and George. It explores late Victorian and Edwardian England from contrasting viewpoints, including those of the Edalji five, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Jawaharlal Nehru, Salman Rushdie and Julian Barnes. It also unpicks the ways in which versions of the Edalji story have changed through time.