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Sexton Blake

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Harry Blyth

From ephemeral hero of a story for British boys in The Halfpenny Marvel in 1893 to a figure of myth: that's the career of Sexton Blake, detective- Some 200 authors are reputed to have stirred the brew from time to time, as well as film scriptwriters and television serial merchants (he was played by Laurence Payne, on the side a detective novelist). He began life as a sub- Sherlock Holmes figure, with a Baker Street flat and Tinker, a more active page-boy than Holmes's Billy, and went on to be an all-purpose hero, British to the core.

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