Agatha Christie was born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay.
She published her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1920. She went on to become one of the most famous writers in history, with mysteries like Murder at the Vicarage, Partners in Crime and Sad Cypress. She sold billions of copies of her work, and was also a noted playwright and romance author.
She died on January 12, 1976.
Partners in Crime
Agatha Christie’s spy drama has recently been turned into a BBC series. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are amateur sleuths who foil plots in 1950s Cold War Britain. Jessica Raine is wonderful as Prudence Beresford, otherwise known as Tuppence. She is a quick-witted and utterly irrepressible woman whose only downfall is that she sometimes looks before she leaps. David Walliams plays her husband, Thomas Beresford, otherwise known as Tommy. A clever and logical man whose endeavours nevertheless usually end up in disaster.
The 2015 International Agatha Christie Festival
Marking the 125th Birthday Celebrations of the Queen of Crime at Torre Abbey, Torquay 11 – 20 September 2015.
The International Agatha Christie Festival is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading literary festivals.
This is now one of the UK’s leading literary festivals. This year’s International Agatha Christie Festival offers insights into Agatha Christie’s personal interests, including food and poisons. As well as talks by Christie fans and scholars there will be book launches, theatre, music and film, and exhibitions of previously unseen materials.