Mary Russell’s World

mary_russell3LRK on Mary Russell
Coming soon: A Mary Russell e-Companion
LRK on Sherlock Holmes
Map and recording of Mary Russell’s San Francisco

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—Mary Russell meets the Beekeeper and becomes his Apprentice

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

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice

A Monstrous Regiment of Women

A Letter of Mary

The Moor

O Jerusalem

Justice Hall

The Game

Locked Rooms

The Language of Bees

The God of the Hive

Beekeeping for Beginners

Pirate King

Garment of Shadows


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


Russell Online

LRK Virtual Book Club

Letters of Mary (fanfiction and more)

Mary Russell’s blog

Mary Russell on Twitter


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: