"some classic books - like the Sherlock Holmes ones"
Sherlock Holmes
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Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories have been very popular ever since the first appearance of the character in 1887.  He was frequently portrayed smoking a pipe.  References to classic works of literature appear frequently in Never Let Me Go; this is the subject in which Kathy chooses to specialise after moving to the Cottages.