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Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:45 pm

here's a picture clue
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby rohan » Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:15 pm

D also known as CD is Count Dracula. Bram Stoker wrote much of the book whilst staying in Cruden Bay. Beyond that I'm stuck as I have to confess never to have read the books or a book written on the connection by an acquaintance of mine who lives near Cruden Bay.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:35 pm

RC is Roger Casement who made a report on the Congo. Is D Conan Doyle who came to his aid and said anything he may have done wrong was done under tremenduous strain incurred while in public service. CF are the Cottingley Fairies that Conan Doyle believed were real and the whole affair cast doubt on his credibility.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:32 pm

D is Doyle - his Christian names were Arthur Ignatius Conan.

RC is Roger Casement “hanged on a comma”. As well as arguing for clemency for Casement, Doyle was also a supporter of human rights in the Congo, after reading Casement’s report which had exposed the atrocities there. One of the pictures shows Casement in Peru, where he also wrote a report on abuses.

Doyle’s cricket team “The Authors” also included fellow Scot J M Barrie as well as A A Milne and P G Wodehouse. All four created fictional characters who have become arguably more famous than the authors themselves.

Four of the pictures show original illustrations from their books. Top left is the frontispiece to The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The letter in the photos is Doyle writing to Bram Stoker to say how much he had enjoyed reading Dracula. The male skier is also Doyle. The CFs are, as Sgurr says, the Cottingley Fairies.

The two ships are the Eira (Doyle standing in the centre) and the Mary Celeste. Doyle’s newspaper article on the latter misspelt it as Marie Celeste, a mistake which has persisted in the UK into the present day.

Over to you Sgurr!

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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:56 pm

NS is famous for TWM
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:03 am

Newton Stewart is famous for The Wicker Man?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:19 pm

Correct.Your turn
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:51 am

AM rescued (from dismemberment by some accounts) by AB.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:53 pm

I'll have to wait until I get a strong enough stomach to pursue further research. Google seems to have heard of all the successful dismemberments.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:54 am

In this case, no animate objects were harmed. I should have said AM was saved from destruction, my apologies.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby rohan » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:58 pm

Far less gory, I was looking at trees but so far drawn a blank with real trees. Maybe a fictional one but I am now enjoying my wintery walk.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:20 pm

AM takes its name from an alternative title for AB.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:01 am

AB was father to a well-travelled son.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby rohan » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:21 am

Glengavel wrote:AB was father to a well-travelled son.


Alexander Boswell ( Lord of Auchinleck), father of David, was credited with saving the Auchinleck manuscript from destruction. He donated the manuscript to the Advocates Library. This courtesy of Wikepedia and your clues.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:26 am

Well done. James was who I had in mind for the well-travelled son, but David fits the bill as well. The bit about the potential destruction of the manuscript is an unreferenced comment in Wikipedia. I'm not sure how the Aberdeen University professor in question was "in the process of destroying it", unless he was splitting it into its constituent parts.
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