Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Happy birthday Agatha Christie!

Yes, it seems to be everyone’s birthday this month. If she was still alive, Queen of Crime, Dame Agatha Christie, would have been 120 years old today. The writer, who gave us both Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, was born in Torquay on the 15th September 1890. Find out more about Dame Agatha on her official website ( and check out the BBC Archive pages for interviews and features ( For more scholarly analysis, the databases JSTOR and Literature Online, which are accessible from the Library Web pages, have a number of journal articles on the subject of detective fiction and Christie in particular.

You’ll find a selection of books by Agatha Christie, including her autobiography, in Townhill Library at shelf mark 823.912. To find out more about Torquay, try the Great Britain travel section at shelf mark 914.1 in Owen Library on the Mount Pleasant campus. Please check the Library Website for our opening hours.

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