Co­nan Doyle’s flo­ral to­ken of love for sale

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

A snow­drop picked 99 years ago by Arthur Co­nan Doyle is ex­pected to sell for £500 to­day.

Ev­ery spring, the cre­ator of Sher­lock Holmes handed wife Jean the first one he found in their gar­den – and she kept them all.

The tra­di­tion was re­vealed by their son Adrian, who wrote: “Here are the heart­beats of love.” His let­ter and the snow­drop will be sold with a note from the writer’s wife in Not­ting­ham.

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