- Get to know Arthur Conan Doyle: pillar of society, cricket jock and wildly successful author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, whose life of late-Victorian virtue goes all squiffy .
- That's a squiffy-sounding rationalization, but it's true.
- The decades since Lawrence have given him opportunities for both: some scintillating screen achievements (Lord Jim, The Ruling Class, My Favorite Year) and the squiffy, self .
- Ian McEwan in Hindustan Times
McEwan says he shares his protagonist's suspicion that "people who kept on about narrative tended to have a squiffy view of reality, believing all versions of it to be of equal value".