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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby pete9012S » 28 Mar 2017, 19:15

I concur.It's a fantastic book.Glad you like it Chrissie.
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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby Chrissie777 » 28 Mar 2017, 22:49

sixret wrote:Well done, Chrissie! I agree. It's a lovely book that you can just dip into. :D


Sixret, do you have it as well? 8)
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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby sixret » 29 Mar 2017, 00:23

I have the book, Chrissie.
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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby Chrissie777 » 27 Sep 2017, 12:12

We just watched "Dead Man's Folly" last night.
It's from season 13 of the Poirot TV series with David Suchet.
Are all Agatha Christie fans aware that "Dead Man's Folly" was filmed at Greenway, Devon, with lots of scenes in Agatha Christie's boathouse, garden (the hydrangea walk!) and on the river Dart?
It's a very well-done adaptation with one of the most beautiful filming locations that I've seen in any BBC production (maybe with the exception of the 1990's remake of "Frenchman's Creek"):

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locati ... _=tt_dt_dt

Hadn't we watched the David Suchet interview in the bonus from season 13 first, we wouldn't have noticed where "Dead Man's Folly" was filmed.

I wonder if Matthew Pritchard gave his permission that they were able to film there?

Did Agatha Christie write DMF with Greenway on her mind?
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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby pete9012S » 27 Sep 2017, 15:50

Interesting post Chrissie,thank you. You may already be aware of this set of books:

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A special boxed set of the three Agatha Christie novels set in or around her home of Greenway House in Devon.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Greenway-Colle ... 0007364490

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HOW MANY CHRISTIE STORIES ARE SET AROUND DEVON?

'The Official Guide to Agatha Christie in Devon' by Creative Media Publishing Ltd, 2009

The bungalow opposite her former home, Ashfield on Barton Road in Torquay, was the inspiration for Crow’s Nest in Three Act Tragedy.
The Caves at Corbyn Head appear in Postern of Fate.
Ashfield was used as The Laurels in Postern of Fate.
A plateau on the cliff edge just below Torquay Golf Course is thought to be the crime scene in Why didn’t they ask Evans.
The fictional Cornish town of St Loo is obviously Torquay in Peril at End House.
The Imperial Hotel is The Majestic Hotel in Peril at End House.
End House is based on the house that stood at Rock End very close to the Imperial Hotel in Peril at End House .
The Imperial Hotel is itself in Sleeping Murder.
The Imperial Hotel (The Majestic) appears in The Body in the Library.
Kent’s Cavern as Hempsley Cavern in The Man in the Brown suit.
Maypool Youth Hostel at Galmpton was renamed Hoodown Youth Hostel in Dead Man’s Folly.
Galmpton becomes Nassecombe in Dead Man’s Folly.
Dittisham the village opposite Greenway Quay, became Gitcham in Dead Man’s Folly.
Poirot arrives at Churston station Galmpton from London Paddington in The ABC Murders.
Greenway House was used as a setting in several books, as Sunny Point House in Ordeal by Innocence.
The large wooden Baghdad chest in the hall at Greenway featured in The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest and The Mystery of the Spanish Chest.
Greenway is the setting for Five Little Pigs and Dead Man’s Folly.
Burgh Island is the setting for And Then There Were None and Evil Under the Sun.
The Royal George Hotel in Dartmouth is the setting for The Regatta Mystery.
Moorland Hotel on Dartmoor was believed to be where Christie wrote The Mysterious Affair at Styles.


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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby sixret » 27 Sep 2017, 16:47

Yes, I am aware of the fact, Chrissie and I have read it somewhere that Matthew Prichard gave his consent to the film's crews. :D

Very intresting information, Pete. I didn't know most of them. :D

Agatha Christie had three homes apart from her childhood's house in Torquay called Ashfield Villa.

1) Sunningdale in Surrey-resided with her first husband, Archie Christie.

2) Winterbrook, Wallingford- her house with her second husband, Max Mallowan.

3) Greenway, Torquay Devon- her holiday house/winter house.
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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 27 Sep 2017, 18:34

Yes, I saw the episode Dead Man's Folly, Chrissie and knew it was filmed at Greenway, which is a lovely home and one l've visited on a couple of occasions now. It's a great walk down to the boathouse which is also well worth seeing. I actually used Agatha's boathouse over at Greenway, in my continuation novel on this site - Rook's Rock Mystery. :)

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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby pete9012S » 27 Sep 2017, 22:26

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This is a great book which I heartily recommend:



Agatha Christie at Home

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agatha-Christi ... 0711235635

The author takes us on a journey through Agatha's various residences and their influence on her. We visit twelve homes (before WWII, she owned eight of them!), plus a few more whilst she lived in the Middle East. With careful detail, we learn about her love of houses--from her doll houses of her childhood to her favorite--Greenway on the River Dart in Devon. Agatha had always loved houses we learn; says she: "I have gone over innumerable houses, furnished houses, decorated houses, made structural alterations to houses. Houses! God bless houses!"


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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby Chrissie777 » 29 Sep 2017, 13:14

pete9012S wrote:Interesting post Chrissie,thank you. You may already be aware of this set of books:
Also:HOW MANY CHRISTIE STORIES ARE SET AROUND DEVON?Regards Pete


That's incredible, Pete! 8) 8) 8)
No, I was not aware of the set of 3 books.
And the list of Devon places will come very handy when we'll prepare our trip to Southern England (Devon included) in a few years.
Thank you so much!!! :D
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Postby Chrissie777 » 29 Sep 2017, 13:18

pete9012S wrote:
A special boxed set of the three Agatha Christie novels set in or around her home of Greenway House in Devon.
Pete


BTW I'm waiting for years for a decent DVD release of "Ordeal By Innocence" with Donald Sutherland and Faye Dunaway. We have a bad DVD transfer from it which is rather dark.
So every few years I check amazon, but it's still not available (only a dubious copy from Spain for an exorbitant price :roll: ).
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Postby Chrissie777 » 29 Sep 2017, 13:20

Julie2owlsdene wrote:...I actually used Agatha's boathouse over at Greenway, in my continuation novel on this site - Rook's Rock Mystery.


Julie, now I'm looking forward even more to read "Rook Rock Mystery"! 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby Chrissie777 » 29 Sep 2017, 13:25

pete9012S wrote:This is a great book which I heartily recommend:
Agatha Christie at Home


Pete, I bought the Agatha Christie book by Macaskill via amazon.co.uk in February this year. It's wonderful! :D
I finally received the Greenway brochure as well.

I also own the other coffee table book on Daphne DuMaurier written by Macaskill which is equally good. It has many "new" photos which I've never seen before in any of my DDM books collection. A must have!
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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby Courtenay » 29 Sep 2017, 13:26

Julie2owlsdene wrote:...I actually used Agatha's boathouse over at Greenway, in my continuation novel on this site - Rook's Rock Mystery.


Did Agatha herself come into it too, Julie? :wink: (I'd love to read your story too — I will once I've got around to reading all the original Barney mysteries first!)
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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby Chrissie777 » 29 Sep 2017, 13:29

pete9012S wrote: Agatha Christie at Home


Julie, Nigel and Pete, which other books on Agatha Christie could you recommend when one would like to find out more about the AC crime novels and what inspired them?
I have the old AC biography by Janet Morgan, but it focuses more on AC's life than on her books.
Also have read AC's memoir and her autobiographical book on Bagdad.
But there should be more books around on her oeuvre!
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Re: Agatha Christie

Postby Chrissie777 » 29 Sep 2017, 13:31

sixret wrote:Agatha Christie had three homes apart from her childhood's house in Torquay called Ashfield Villa.
1) Sunningdale in Surrey-resided with her first husband, Archie Christie.
2) Winterbrook, Wallingford- her house with her second husband, Max Mallowan.


Sixret, are Sunningdale and Winterbrook open to the public as well?
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