Writers like Virginia Woolf, Arthur Conan Doyle and J.M. Barrie suffered personal loss during the First World War. Their grief and insight helped readers with their own post-war collective grief.
Arthur Conan Doyle may have stitched something into the detective books that nobody ever noticed.
BBC One's The Living and the Dead revels in the Victorians' obsession with the supernatural and the limits of science.
For too long the Scottish writer was seen as a populist pedlar of boy's own adventures. This didn't happen by accident.