From the Russell community:
Russell’s close friend “Strawberry Curls” has put together an extensive guide to Russell’s history (caution: spoilers!) here.
Ten years of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice covers and art
Guest author Fred Erisman speculates: If Watson Were a Woman
A Russell and Holmes Timeline
Spring 1915—Sherlock Holmes takes a student, teaching “Beekeeping for Beginners”
December 1918—February 1919— Oh, Jerusalem! It’s cold in Palestine…
December 1920—Russell is drawn into a Monstrous Regiment of women
August 1923—Dorothy Ruskin brings them a Letter of Mary
September 1923—Rev Sabine Baring-Gould calls them to the Moor
November 1923—the Duke of Beauville invites them to Justice Hall
January 1924—Mycroft sends them to India to play The Game
May 1924—They jump ship in San Francisco and end up in Locked Rooms
June 1924—Russell ventures south while Holmes practices The Art of Detection
August 1924—Home at last, struggling to learn The Language of Bees until…
September 1924—when they meet The God of the Hive
October 1924—Russell gets caught up with a Pirate King
November-December, 1924—Russell wakes with no memory, clad in a Garment of Shadows.
Spring 1924 and 1925 — Russell and Holmes are Dreaming Spies.
Book Pages with Excerpts
Some suggestions for using the Russell books in school projects.
Russell coming to age during the Great War sees the changes in the status of women, click here.
Imagine the conversation over a dinner with three Mary Russells: our own; the author of the superb review of women explorers, including Mary Kingsley, The Blessings of a Good Thick Skirt ; and the extraordinary novelist Mary Doria Russell.
Russell’s spiritual sister, Gertrude Bell, and the making of Iraq
And for fun
Rowan Atkinson and John Cleese discuss beekeeping. Or try to.
And on a more dignified note, Arthur Conan Doyle discusses Sherlock Holmes: