This Agatha Christie newsletter I recently received may be of interest to some of her fans who read/post on this site....
Where to start? Christie Week is less than four weeks away and never have we had such a flurry of activity, in this, Agatha Christie's 120th anniversary year!
Christie Week 2010 - Latest
Will you be taking a special Christie tea at Brown's in London or maybe you'll be down in Torquay for the birthday party and fireworks at the Grand Hotel ? Or perhaps you'll be playing a spot of Christie Croquet in South Carolina or joining the birthday celebrations held by the Agatha Christie Appreciation Society in Pennsylvania? Find out what's happening and where .
It's not too late to galvanise your Christie pals and think up your own event, better still you can post it on our website and tell the whole world about it! Upload your event .
ITV3's Christie Weekender
Celebrate Christie Week the easy way simply by tuning into ITV3 in the UK on the 18th and 19th September. The line-up will be announced soon but expect to see Christie classics like the 1974 Murder on the Orient Express, 1989's The Man in the Brown Suit starring Edward Woodward and the best of Poirot and Marple from over the years.
Vote Marple or Poirot for People's Detective 2010
The voting is open for The People's Detective Award, part of the Specsavers Crime Thrillers Awards 2010. And guess what? We want Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple to win! You can vote up to ten times with the same email address, so roll your sleeves up and let's get a Christie sleuth to first place! Vote now !
More Facebook photos please
Well we've had a range of photos submitted since asking for pictures of you and your Christie collections. From beautiful bookshelves to Poirot tattoos, if you haven't yet taken a look at the entries then get yourself to our official Facebook page ! And if you haven't yet submitted a shot of you and your Christies, why not? There's a great facsimile book set signed by Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard to be won, so upload your photo today! Full terms and conditions .
Identify the Mystery Figure for chance to win a super prize!
Talking of great prizes, have a go at identifying the Mystery Figure for the chance to win an Amazon Kindle e-book reader loaded with every Christie e-book available . So far there's been six clues to find on agathachristie.com with one more to come before the Mystery Figure's true identity is revealed once and for all during Christie Week 2010. Play now !
Walk this way with John Curran
Thank you to everyone who has registered their interest for John Curran's Christie Walk. We're still ironing out the last few details but will email you with the cost and route details very soon. There's been great demand so keep your eyes peeled for that email as places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Register your interest .
Exciting but top secret news!
Last but not least, something very special will be announced exclusively in the UK's Radio Times on 7th September to celebrate Christie's 120th anniversary year. We're not allowed even to hint at what it could be, but we think you're going to love it - make sure you pick up a copy or tune into http://www.agathachristie.com
a day later on September 8th for full details.