Lesson 1 (from A Study in Emerald, and The Fairy Reel)
A Study in Emerald, and The Fairy Reel
A Study in Emerald joins together the worlds of two separate authors' creations, Sherlock Holmes, and the Cthulu Mythos. The story plays with the reader; it mixes up different elements, and many things in it are not what they seem. This lesson will discuss the various mysteries that the author has set up for the reader within this story.
1) Group Work: Each section of this story begins with an advert for a different Victorian product or attraction. Split the class into five groups, and give each group a different advert. They should first research some of the names mentioned in the advert, then discuss what the advert is referring to. Encourage them to think about why the author included it. Does it comment on what is going on in the story, or help to set a certain...
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