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Sherlock Holmes statue in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the site of his author’s birth.<br />
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's custom-made portable desk has emerged for sale for £96,000 - and it is as intricate as one of his Sherlock Holmes' plots.<br />
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On first glance it appears to be a standard leather trunk, before folding out to reveal a wooden desk and a bookcase.<br />
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Conan Doyle, a keen traveller, wanted to be able to continue to write wherever he found himself day to day.<br />
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The desk was devised by the French goods maker Goyard for the prolific author in 1925.<br />
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It is being sold by furniture dealer Timothy Oulton, who has a gallery in Chelsea, west London.