Monday, November 15, 2004

221b Baker Street

In the Sherlock Holmes stories, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the detective lives at 221b Baker Street. There is a branch of the Abbey National there now, and the bank now employs someone whose only job is to replay to all the fan mail which is sent there from around the world.

1 comment:

Kat Sagbottom said...

That reminds me of another heardsaid-sorta thing... that all of the letters to Juliet in Verona are collected and saved. Elvis Costello did that whole (rather sappy) album of Juliet Letters. Never understood why people would waste postage on fictitious (or long-dead) folks, but it is rather comforting in a quaint sort of way.