To launch Enola Holmes we celebrated 
the achievements of 4 real-life sisters
who were overshadowed in the history books
by their more widely known brothers.


Princess Helena Victoria 

Sister of King Edward VII, Helena was a founding
member of the British Red Cross and President
of the Royal British Nurses Association.
She was a true champion of healthcare workers
and spent much of her life campaigning for better
working conditions, rights and pay.

Maria Anna Mozart

Sister of Wolfgang, she was a gifted harpsichord
and fortepiano player who toured Vienna and Paris.
When playing alongside her brother, Maria would
often receive top billing ahead of Wolfgang but
as she grew older, cultural pressures made it
impossible for her to continue her career.

Mary Hardy

Sister of Thomas Hardy, Mary was one of the
first female headmistresses in the UK.
Unlike most of her contemporaries, she attended
higher education – a significant achievement in it’s
own right for any woman at that time.

Frances Dickens

Sister of Charles Dickens, Frances was a
talented pianist and singer who studied
at the Royal Academy of Music under a former
pupil of Beethoven.

...and Enola herself, stood next to
Sherlock Holmes outside Baker Street Station.