Morning Bites: Arthur Conan Doyle, Gabriel García Márquez in Iran, J. Edgar, parrot sketches, and more

At The Paris Review: Michael Dirda reflects on a childhood love of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • “I have never before come upon a book at once as loving and as devastating as The Mirador by Élisabeth Gille, the daughter of Irène Némirovsky.” – Ruth Franklin at The New Republic.
  • BibliOdyssey provides us with some of Edward Lear’s parrot sketches from the mid 1800s.