Happy Birthday, George Bernard Shaw…jerk.
No, actually, I suppose “misanthrope” would be a more accurate descriptor. Author of Pygmalion, source text for My Fair Lady of Broadway and Hollywood fame, Shaw got into some heated rows with Arthur Conan Doyle in his day. (Doyle famously disliked Shaw.) Them Irish boys transplanted to London…
Of course, a linguistic detective who is a social ass and who takes up rooms with an ex-army gentleman written in 1912 may have rankled ACD, just a little.

Happy Birthday, George Bernard Shaw…jerk.

No, actually, I suppose “misanthrope” would be a more accurate descriptor. Author of Pygmalion, source text for My Fair Lady of Broadway and Hollywood fame, Shaw got into some heated rows with Arthur Conan Doyle in his day. (Doyle famously disliked Shaw.) Them Irish boys transplanted to London…

Of course, a linguistic detective who is a social ass and who takes up rooms with an ex-army gentleman written in 1912 may have rankled ACD, just a little.