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Agatha Christie's Devon

Agatha Christie's Devon

  • Author: Bret Hawthorne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781841148564
  • Category: Devon (England)
  • Page: 144
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Torquay is the birth place of Agatha Christie, & Torbay & South Devon provide the locations for many of the settings in her work. In this book, the author, an avid fan of Christie's work with a lifelong knowledge of the area follows in the footsteps of the author to discover the actual locations which inspired her.

South Devon & Dartmoor (Slow Travel)

South Devon & Dartmoor (Slow Travel)

  • Author: Hilary Bradt
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 1841625523
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 248
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide England's South Coast

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide England's South Coast

  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465470964
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 224
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Visit and explore England's south coast, and discover historic churches and cathedrals, take hikes in the beautiful countryside, and eat authentic English fare with the first edition of this DK travel guide. From top restaurants, bars, and clubs to standout scenic sites and walks, our insider tips are sure to make your trip outstanding. Whether you're looking for unique and interesting shops and markets, or seeking the best venues for music and nightlife, we have entertainment and hotel recommendations for every budget covered in our Eyewitness Travel Guide. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: England's South Coast. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights. + Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: England's South Coast truly shows you the country as no one else can.

The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie

The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie

A Reader's Guide

  • Author: James Zemboy
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476665958
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 448
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“thoughtful and entertaining...highly useful...achieves its goal”—Booklist “may be the most thorough guide to the 60 novels published between 1920 and 1976...provides thoughtful and helpful commentary”—ARBA “a very worthwhile book for...a good encyclopedic introduction to the world of this most prolific and well loved crime author”--Reference Reviews “excellent”--GAdetection “the writing is lively, the author’s enthusiasm infectious”--Mystery Scene The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie's overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot's French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie's novels so much of their flavor.

Agatha Christie Goes to War

Agatha Christie Goes to War

  • Author: Rebecca Mills,J.C. Bernthal
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000740846
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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Agatha Christie has never been substantially considered as a war writer, even though war is a constant presence in her writing. This interdisciplinary collection of essays considers the effects of these conflicts on the social and psychological textures of Christie’s detective fiction and other writings, demonstrating not only Christie’s textual navigation of her contemporary surroundings and politics, but also the value of her voice as a popular fiction writer reflecting popular concerns. Agatha Christie Goes to War introduces the ‘Queen of Crime’ as an essential voice in the discussion of war, warfare, and twentieth century literature.

Analysis of Agatha Christie's “Curtain: Poirot`s Last Case“

Analysis of Agatha Christie's “Curtain: Poirot`s Last Case“

  • Author: Christin Maier
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3656878803
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 17
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, University of Vechta (IKG), course: English and American Detective Fiction of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, language: English, abstract: Agatha Christie’s novel "Curtain: Poirot`s Last Case" was written in the early 1940s. It is her last Poirot novel. The author intended to publish the novel posthumously. Therefore, the manuscript was kept in a safe for over thirty years. "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case" was finally published in 1975 since Agatha Christie “changed her mind and allowed the publication before her death, which followed only about three months later”. Christie lived from 1890-1976. She was born in Torquay, Devon, and died in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Agatha Christie is regarded as the Queen of Crime all over the world. She has written 80 crime novels which include short story collections, 19 plays and six additional novels which were published under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. “Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in 100 foreign countries. She is the most widely published author of all and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.” Agatha Christie’s novels are often related to the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, which is mostly dated between the two World Wars. One of the characteristics of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction is that the so far dominated short form of detective stories has been replaced by the long form of detective stories. Additionally, the majority of the novels, which were written during this period, are so-called “Whodunnits” where the reader does not know who the villain is, until the ending of the story. Curtain was written during the Second World War and does not only show characteristics of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction but also shows modern traits of crime fiction since the detective “fails to protect his society from criminal contagion or from the dangers of the criminal voice” as seen later in this assignment.

South Devon and Dartmoor (Slow Travel)

South Devon and Dartmoor (Slow Travel)

Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places

  • Author: Hilary Bradt,Janice Booth
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781784770778
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 248
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Guide to discovering not just the obvious and most popular sites, but also for getting off the beaten track and understanding what makes this gorgeous part of the country tick

Double Sin

Double Sin

  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781499686951
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 38
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Poirot, as a result of spreading fame, has been overworked and Hastings suggests he rests by accompanying him on a week's holiday to the south Devon coastal resort of Ebermouth. On their fourth day there, Poirot receives a note from the theatrical agent Joseph Aarons who asks him to travel to Charlock Bay on the north Devon coast as he needs to consult him on a matter. The two are planning to go by train but Hastings sees a notice for a motor bus tour from the one resort to the other which will save time on changing trains. Poirot reluctantly agrees, afraid of the uncertain English climate and the drafts of air which will invade the bus. They book their tickets at the office of the company concerned where Hastings is taken with another customer, an auburn-haired girl, whereas Poirot is intrigued by a young man who is attempting to grow a feeble moustache.

Remembrance

Remembrance

  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Publisher: Souvenir PressLtd
  • ISBN: 9780285628762
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 36
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