Owen Dudley Edwards

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Owen Dudley Edwards talking with an audience member at the West Port Book Festival

Owen Dudley Edwards (born 27 March 1938) is an Irish historian and former Reader in Commonwealth and American History at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

He is the son of Professor Robert Dudley Edwards and brother to the Irish writer, Ruth Dudley Edwards. He is the general editor of the Oxford Sherlock Holmes series, and is a recognised expert on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P. G. Wodehouse and Oscar Wilde, about each of whom he has written.

Dudley Edwards attended Belvedere College, Dublin, University College, Dublin, and The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

In 1966 he married Barbara Balbirnie Lee. They have three children. He is a practising Catholic and actively involved in the church.

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Selected bibliography[edit]

  • British Children's Fiction in the Second World War (2007)
  • Hare and Burke (1994) (play)
  • City of a Thousand Worlds: Edinburgh in Festival (1991)
  • Eamon de Valera (1988)
  • The Quest for Sherlock Holmes (1983)
  • Burke and Hare (1981)
  • P G Wodehouse: A Critical and Historical Essay (1977)
  • The Sins of our Fathers (1970)

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