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Monday, 12 December 2011


The Agatha Christie Newsletter is out!

As I sit here with the wind and rain lashing against the window and listening the fog horn from the Lizard lighthouse blasting out - I am already making plans to visit the Christie Festival in Torquay in September.  When I went for one day this September it was a lovely sunny, hot day!

I have entered a competition to win all the Miss Marple audio CDs - wish me luck.

I have also emailed HarperCollins as they were asking for volunteers to read and review a new format of Agatha Christie's books.  This sounds really intriguing and I do hope that they take me up on the offer.

Talking about warmer climes - I think this is the perfect evening for me to watch Evil Under the Sun - Ustinov version.  I much prefer this version to the Suchet one - even though Suchet was filmed on Burgh Island.  I just love the scenery in the Ustinov one and the costumes and acting are so over the top that you can't help but love it.  My favourite scene:  Maggie Smith and Diana Rigg performing "You're the Top".

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Recommended Christmas Christie Reading or Viewing

As we are approaching the Festive season I thought I would recommend some Christie reading material - and / or viewing.

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding.  This is a collection of short stories.  The title story is set in an English country house where they adhere to the lovely traditions of Christmas, trees, midnight mass and loads and loads of food!  Stars Hercule Poirot.  Includes a foreword by Agatha describing her own remembered Christmases when she was a child.

Hercule Poirot's Christmas.  A full length novel featuring the dapper Poirot - also takes place in an English country house at Christmas-time.

A Christmas Tragedy.  Another collection of short stories from The Thirteen Problems.  This one starring Miss Marple who is staying at a Hydro (a spa hotel) over Christmas.

The first two have been made into tv adaptations starring David Suchet but the last one has never been filmed.