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Sherlock Holmes and his friends will remain in the public domain. Sherlock Holmes and his friends will remain in the public domain. EPA/ Andy Rain

Books

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Copyright

Earlier this month, the US Supreme Court dismissed a plea from the Conan Doyle Estate, which was trying to stop the publication of a new book based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Sherlock.
Mary’s poems give a unique insight into how the queen experienced her bloody, passionate and tragic life. Mary’s poems give a unique insight into how the queen experienced her bloody, passionate and tragic life. Dave McLear

Books

Mary, Queen of Scots was a poet – and you should know it

Think Mary, Queen of Scots and a few key facts probably come to mind: she was Catholic, she was imprisoned and she had her head chopped off. But a poet who offers insight into 16th-century women’s writing…
Birmingham Library is one of the shortlisted buildings. Birmingham Library is one of the shortlisted buildings. Joe Giddens/PA Archive

Architecture

Stirling Prize 2014: what should we value in architecture?

Without a knock-on impact for the quality of everyday architecture then the importance of the prize will always be limited.

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