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By Mark Campbell

ISBN-10: 1423746139

ISBN-13: 9781423746133

ISBN-10: 1904048609

ISBN-13: 9781904048602

Pocket necessities is a dynamic sequence of books which are concise, full of life, and simple to learn. filled with proof in addition to professional evaluations, every one e-book has the entire key info you want to find out about such well known themes as movie, tv, cult fiction, background, and extra. during this ebook, Mark Campbell offers an educated advent to the Agatha Christie phenomenon, together with a biography of the nice writer, in-depth profiles of 10 of her most well liked characters, analyses of the tales, and a piece on movie, television, and degree variations. Appendices comprise an exhaustive biography and an summary of the easiest Christie web pages round.

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Christmas Adventure’: A ruby finds its way to a country house at Christmas. Context: The latter story was expanded to become ‘The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding’ in the 1960 collection of the same name. Conclusion: A slight tale with a few amusing moments. 3/5 49) The Harlequin Tea Set (1997*, ss) ‘The Mystery of the Spanish Chest’: See The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960†). 51 Agatha 16/9/05 9:38 am Page 52 5: Miss Jane Marple (12 novels, 20 short stories) Jane Marple Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as “the typical old maid of fiction” (The Thirteen Problems, 1932), Miss Marple is an elderly spinster who has lived most of her life in the village of St Mary Mead, about 25 miles from London.

64 Agatha 16/9/05 9:38 am Page 65 6:Tommy and Tuppence Beresford (4 novels, 16 short stories) Tommy and Tuppence Beresford We first meet Thomas Beresford and Prudence Cowley – known to friends as Tommy and Tuppence – just after the First World War, when they are in their 20s (The Secret Adversary, 1922). He is an army lieutenant who has seen action in France, Mesopotamia and Egypt, and she is a maid-of-all-work in a London officers’ hospital. They meet unexpectedly at Dover Street tube station (now sadly disused) and decide to set themselves up as the ‘Young Adventurers, Limited’ and advertise in The Times: “Two young adventurers for hire.

4/5 20) Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979†) ‘Miss Marple Tells a Story’: See The Regatta Mystery (1939*). ‘Strange Jest’: See Three Blind Mice (1950*). ‘The Tape-Measure Murder’: Ditto. ‘The Case of the Caretaker’: Ditto. ‘The Case of the Perfect Maid’: Ditto. ‘Sanctuary’: See Double Sin (1961*). 64 Agatha 16/9/05 9:38 am Page 65 6:Tommy and Tuppence Beresford (4 novels, 16 short stories) Tommy and Tuppence Beresford We first meet Thomas Beresford and Prudence Cowley – known to friends as Tommy and Tuppence – just after the First World War, when they are in their 20s (The Secret Adversary, 1922).

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