The Ascent

First Published:

1 December 2022

A new life awaits at Undershaw, but Touie worries that her failing health will prevent her from enjoying the home Arthur has built for them.

A poem inspired by the staircase at Undershaw, the house in Surrey that Arthur Conan Doyle built to live in with his beloved wife, Touie.

The journal including this poem is being funded through a Kickstarter Campaign.


Winner: Doylean Honor for Excellence in Fiction and Poetry (2023) from The ACD Society

Published in:

Steel True, Blade Straight!

Steel True, Blade Straight: 2022 Annual - Cover

The Belanger Books Journal of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Inspired Stories, Poems, and Scholarship 2022 Annual

This all new jumbo sized journal is divided into two sections. The first half includes all new stories, poems, and scholarship focused on the writings and life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The second half of the journal features all new Sherlock Holmes centered stories, poems, and essays. The Sherlock Holmes stories are traditional and written in the Watsonian voice.

Publication Formats:

  • Paperback
  • Ebook
  • Hardback

Publication Date:

1 December 2022


Belanger Books


Derrick Belanger and Brian Belanger

Cover Artist:

Brian Belanger