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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.

The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall

The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall

  • Author: Robert Andrews,Peter Hack
  • Publisher: Rough Guides
  • ISBN: 9781843533122
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 384
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'The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall' is the insider's handbook to one of the most beautiful and diverse holiday destinations in the UK. Features include - Full-colour section showcasing the highlights of the region; Expert accounts of all the major sights, from the wild expanses of Dartmoor to the Eden Project, and from the craggy coast of north Cornwall to the Tate St Ives; Critical reviews of the best restaurants, pubs and hotels, whatever your budget; Informed background on the region's history, art, literature and wildlife; Practical advice on walking the South West Coast Path, exploring cycle routes, and where to head when the surf is up; Maps and plans for every area.

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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Visitors' Historic Britain: South Devon

Visitors' Historic Britain: South Devon

Stone Age to Cold War

  • Author: Derek Tait
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • ISBN: 152670417X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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South Devon is steeped in history from prehistoric settlements, standing stones and Roman occupation, to the sites of Civil War battles and the various departure points of troops leaving for D-Day during the Second World War.Woolly rhinoceroses and woolly mammoths, as well as prehistoric deer and lion once roamed the area now known as Plymouth, while at Sidmouth, on the Jurassic coast, jaw bones and teeth from carnivorous reptiles that pre-date the dinosaurs have been discovered.During its diverse history, Sir Francis Drake played bowls on the Hoe as the Armada arrived, the Pilgrim Fathers left from the Barbican in Plymouth and headed to the new world in America and prisoners during the Napoleonic Wars lived freely with the residents of Ashburton. Famous residents have included Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Nancy Astor and Agatha Christie.The area is home to the notorious Dartmoor prison, as well as home to well-known institutions such as Buckfast Abbey and Dartmouth Royal Naval College.This book covers a period from prehistoric times, and the earliest discovery of human remains in the UK, to the numerous conflicts and battles that have taken place in the area, as well as discussing the many people who have influenced South Devon over the years.

Agatha Christie's True Crime Inspirations

Agatha Christie's True Crime Inspirations

Stranger Than Fiction

  • Author: Mike Holgate
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752475924
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 128
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Fact proves far stranger than fiction in this collection of real-life crimes, scandals, tragedies and murders which either influenced the works of the world's most popular mystery writer or affected the lives of many famous personalities involved in her long and brilliant career. Discover the truth behind many of her books, such as how the exploits of Jack the Ripper inspired the serial killings in The ABC Murders and how the plot twist in The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was suggested by Lord Mountbatten. This book also reveals how many of her illustrious acquaintances found themselves immersed in episodes so bizarre that they could have been written by Christie herself, including how the father of Miss Marple actress Margaret Rutherford committed murder and Poirot actor Peter Ustinov witnessed the assassination of a world leader. Agatha Christie's True Crime Inspirations is a fascinating addition to Christie literature, focusing on little-known parts of this iconic writer's life and career. From her early roots in Torquay to her infamous eleven-day disappearance, no stone is left unturned as the events of her own life are revealed to be every bit as intriguing as her world-renowned novels.

Agatha Christie’s Murder in the Making: Stories and Secrets from Her Archive - includes an unseen Miss Marple Story

Agatha Christie’s Murder in the Making: Stories and Secrets from Her Archive - includes an unseen Miss Marple Story

  • Author: John Curran
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007396775
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 432
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Agatha Christie’s life and career told through the decades, from the never-before-published original ending to her first book to the unused ideas for her last, complete with two unpublished Agatha Christie stories - including a lost Miss Marple.

The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie

The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie

A Reader’s Guide

  • Author: James Zemboy
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786451688
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 448
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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's Secret Notebooks

Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks

Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making

  • Author: John Curran
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062006525
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 496
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Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks is the fascinating exploration of the contents of Agatha Christie’s long hidden notebooks, including illustrations, analyses, and two previously unpublished Hercule Poirot short stories. Not only will Christie’s legions of ardent fans find a treasure chest of new material from the author of such classics as And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, and Death on the Nile, but Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks is also a must-read tutorial for writers who want to learn the intricacies of constructing crime novels.

Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making

Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making

More Stories and Secrets from Agatha Christie's Notebooks

  • Author: John Curran
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062065440
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 432
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John Curran reveals the secrets of the world’s greatestmystery writer in Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making, the fascinating follow up to Agatha Christie’s SecretNotebooks featuring moreinsight into Christie’s captivating life story and a new windfall ofChristie’s unpublished work—including letters, archival papers, and a keenly incisive analysis of Christie’s last, unfinished novel.For readers new to Christie’s mysteries and for life-long fans of Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Tommy and Tuppence, eitherfrom classic Christie novels like Murder on the Orient Express or fromthe popular Masterpiece Theater adaptations, “Curran’s discoveries will shapehow Christie is read.” (Independent on Sunday).