Posts Tagged ‘ Agatha Christie ’

What the Aussie media writes about the UK

Oct 5th, 2015 | By

Recent stories in the Australia media about the UK have covered only one story – that of the closure of Dismaland – that satirical mocking of theme parks and seaside resorts from another age by Banksy and his friends.

Agatha Christie’s Devon

Sep 13th, 2015 | By

Today is the 125th anniversary of the birth of Agatha Christie, the world’s best selling fiction writer ever.

England’s hottest new trend: literatours

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By

VisitEngland looks at the growing trend for literature lovers to travel the nation in search for their favourite authors’ home towns and the places where they drew their inspiration from to create their bestselling novels and plays

Crime Mystery in Torquay

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

There’s not really a mystery. It is just a rather obvious way of drawing your attention to the fact that this September sees the 120th anniversary of the birth of Agatha Christie. (The actual day is 15th September) She is as well known as her two main characters who also celebrate anniversaries, Hercule Poirot first appeared 90 years ago and Miss Marple, 80 years ago.
So what is Torquay doing to celebrate the fact?

Hercule Poirot, The Queen Mum & A Tsunami

Feb 25th, 2009 | By

There can’t be many people who have been able to link a tsunami, the Queen Mother and a fictional detective all together in one sentence. The link is that this week, all three have had, what people hope will become tourist attractions, opened about them.Which makes you wonder what is a tourist attraction. The glib answer is that it is anything which attracts people to come and see it. So the loss of thousands of tons of wood off a ship in the English cheannel
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