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By Arthur Conan Doyle

In 1887, a tender Arthur Conan Doyle released A research in Scarlet, developing a global icon within the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. during this first actual Holmes secret, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the confusing line “You were in Afghanistan, I perceive,” and so starts off Watson’s, and the world’s, fascination with this enigmatic personality. In A examine in Scarlet, Doyle provides both complicated mysteries for Holmes to unravel: one a homicide that occurs within the shadowy outskirts of London, in a locked room the place the haunting be aware Rache is written upon the wall, the opposite a kidnapping set within the American West. settling on up the “scarlet thread of homicide working throughout the colourless skein of life,” Holmes demonstrates his uncanny knack for locating the reality, tapping into powers of deduction that also captivate readers today.

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Kay's poem "Death to Poll Tax" weaves private experience in and out of the violent public responses to the poll tax. The poem's voice addresses a friend or lover whose mother's death is imminent. As the poet/persona tries to get out of the subway s/he discovers that most of the exits are closed, and in the first stanza, s/he begins to imagine some sort of violent disturbance. In the second stanza, it's not clear where the reality and the fantasy of violence begin and end, but the images nonetheless convey the anger of the people and the violent tactics of the police: The third thing is a man screaming DEATH TO POLL TAX - a policeman punching him every time he gets to Poll.

The Adoption of Children Act was passed in 1926 in England and Wales, and in Scotland four years later in 1930. Up until these dates, birth parents had been able to reclaim their children when they reached wageearning status. A further Adoption Act was passed in 1950, "which outlawed so-called 'thirdparty' adoptions in which children could be placed for adoption without the intervention of a local authority or recognised adoption agency" (Gaber, p. 13). The number of adoptions rose L I T E R A T U R E A N D I T S T I M E S JL cent of all adoptions.

Viking Press. —Wager, Anthony, as Magwich, grabbing Pip, in the film Great Expectations, 1946, photograph. Springer/Corbis-Bettmann. Reproduced by permission. —Bowen, Elizabeth (in checked skirt, xxxix Photo Credits xl white scarf at collar), 1973, photograph. AP/Wide World Photos, Inc. Reproduced by permission. —Two German Dornier 217 aircraft on bombing raid, photograph. © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis. Reproduced by permission. —Naipaul, V. , photograph. AP/Wide World Photos. Reproduced by permission.

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