Conan Doyle wrote, "My father's life was full of the tragedy of unfulfilled powers and of underdeveloped gifts. He had his weaknesses, as all of us have ours, but he also had some very remarkable and outstanding virtues."
Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859. He passed away on July 7, 1930. Between those two days, he led quite a life! See a timeline for the professional and private life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Come what may, I am bound to think that all things are ordered for the best; though when the good is a furlong off, and we with our beetle eyes can only see three inches, it takes some confidence in general principles to pull us through. ~ The Stark Munro Letters