Mary's Agatha Christie Blog

Having launched the website www.all-about-agatha-christie.com This blog was created in response to the emails I received from other Agatha Christie fans telling me just exactly what they think about a wide-ranging selection of Agatha Christie related matters. My son David (see profile below) has very kindly offered to host the Agatha Christie blog for me, along side his forensic psychology blogs which you should check out if you get the chance - fascinating stuff.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Inaugural All About Agatha Christie Weekend

This is something currently at the planning stage but is likely to go ahead sometime next spring.

At the moment, I'm trying to negotiate the best price possible with a range of hotels, in and around Torquay (Agatha Christie's birthplace) all of which have an Agatha Christie connection.

I'm also in discussions with a local Agatha Christie expert who does talks and guided tours.

The draft itinerary at present is:

Friday PM

Arrive for evening meal and after dinner speaker

Saturday AM

Guided tour of Greenway house gardens (Agatha Chrstie's summer residence). The plan is to arrive via ferry landing at Greenway Quay. Greenway is described as a garden of exceptional beauty with an atmosphere of romantic wilderness and mystery. Renowned for rare half-hardy plants and drifts of wild flowers, occupying a Wonderful position with breathtaking views and glimpses of the wooded Dart estuary. In terms of refreshment, apparently the Greenway cafe does cream teas that Miss Marple would be proud of.

Saturday PM

Murder Mystery Dinner - Period Dress.

Sunday AM

Guided tour of the Agatha Christie Mile. Based around the Torquay harbour and seafront, the Agatha Christie Mile takes in 10 landmarks, at eight of which there are clues which spell out the name of a character linked with the great lady's books. Christie landmarks include the Agatha Christie exhibition at Torquay musuem; the bronze bust of Agatha Christie in Cary Gardens, princess gardens (featured in 'The ABC Murders'); and the 12th century Torre Abbey opposite Torquay's main beach.

Sunday PM

Murder Mystery Prize giving, group photos and farewells.

As mentioned above, this is something still very much at the planning stage and I will of cause provide further details as they become available e.g. the cost of the weekend.

If this is something you might be interested in attending, I'd be very grateful if you could express that interest via the following link. It goes without saying that this entails absolutely no obligation on your part. It would just be very useful to help guage the potential number of guests involved.

Click Here To Express Your Interest

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