Memoirs from Mrs. Hudson’s Kitchen by Wendy Heyman-Marsaw (Author), Mark Alberstat (Editor) (Paperback)
Mrs. Hudson is possibly the most famous landlady in literature. Presiding over 221B Baker Street, she saw many clients, villains and Baker Street Irregulars during the tenancy of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. This series of columns, thoughts, recipes and memoirs are from a long-running column in the Sherlockian journal Canadian Holmes. In it the author, Wendy Heyman-Marsaw, puts herself in Mrs. Hudson’s shoes, up and down the 17 steps, and recounts not only the time and era but the food, dining and eating habits of Victorian England. With many illustrations from the Strand Magazine, readers will get a rare peek inside Victorian life.