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I'm here to do GREAT things for the country

I am currently in Japan, and, as you read this, I am about to launch a fabulous celebration of British culture, with the help of two of our nation's greatest icons, William Shakespeare and Sherlock Holmes.

Thanks to a collaboration between De Montfort University, the British Library and the British Council, the three-day event, which starts today, will feature two treasures from the British Library's collections - a pristine first edition of Shakespeare's First Folio and the original manuscript of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mystery The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter.

The First Folio - one of the most valuable books in the world and the only reliable source for 20 of Shakespeare's plays - is the first collected edition of his works. It was published in 1623, just seven years after the his death.

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