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    i've read all books by agatha christie when i was a teenager. haven't read one in ages, but this thread makes me really want to pick one up again! they are kind of the literary form of comfort food to me.

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    Just bought a dvd box called "The Agatha Christie Hour" that comprises of 10 fifty-minute episodes of Christie's lesser-known short stories, filmed in 1982. It looks a bit shabby and low-budget but is nevertheless a nice little addition to my Christie collection. Two of the episodes include Parker Pyne and Miss Lemon, all the others are one-off plays.

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    Blargh. A Disney Miss Marple sounds distinctly unappealing

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    Oh boy. That sounds like a terrible idea.

    I wonder if it's set in Marple's time or modern day? Will she be sexy? And gun-toting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebby View Post
    Let this be a bad joke. What next? Teenage Poirot?
    Last edited by MrQuin; 03-30-2011 at 02:28 PM.

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    Teen Poirot would be awesome. Just imagine the moustache...

    Miss Marple meets Nancy Drew.. Amazing.


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    what a dreadful idea! the whole thing about miss marple is that she is this sweet old lady who lives in a sleepy village on the english countryside, and that is why it is unexpected that she has such a keen insight in the mind of murderers. if you let her play by jennifer garner, she will be young and hot, probably relocate to new york, and be called jane instead of miss marple. so what's the point? that will have no link whatsoever with the original story.

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    Agatha Christie was a surfer!



    Agatha Christie's surfing secret revealed
    Hercule Poirot creator and her first husband Archie may have been among the first Britons to learn how to surf standing up

    Hercule Poirot never risked his little grey cells – nor his impeccably waxed moustache – by attempting to hang ten. Nor did Jane Marple ever strap a board to the roof of a Kombi and thunder out of St Mary Mead in search of the perfect tube.

    Their enigmatic creator, though, was something of a pioneering and diehard wave-rider. At a time when many of her contemporaries were chugging cocktails in Blighty, Agatha Christie was paddling out from beaches in Cape Town and Honolulu to earn her surfing stripes.

    Research by Pete Robinson, founder of the Devon-based Museum of British Surfing, suggests Christie and her first husband, Archie, may been among the first Britons to learn how to surf standing up.

    The thriller writer's surfing safari began after the first world war when Archie was offered the job of helping to organise a world tour to promote the British Empire Exhibition, which was to be held in London in 1924.

    In January 1922, the couple left their young daughter in the care of Agatha's mother and sister. They arrived in South Africa in early February and were soon introduced to prone surfboard riding on Muizenberg beach.

    Christie noted her observations of the sport – and reactions to the odd wipeout – at the time, writing: "The surf boards in South Africa were made of light, thin wood, easy to carry, and one soon got the knack of coming in on the waves.

    "It was occasionally painful as you took a nosedive down into the sand, but on the whole it was an easy sport and great fun."

    They continued their tour through Australia and New Zealand before hitting Honolulu in August. It was at Waikiki, pictured, that the Christies learned how to surf standing up – and how to deal with sunburn and sharp coral.

    To protect their feet, they bought soft leather boots and Agatha swapped her silky bathing outfit for something a little more practical but equally stylish: "A wonderful, skimpy emerald green wool bathing dress, which was the joy of my life, and in which I thought I looked remarkably well!"

    Agatha, who stayed in Hawaii until October that year, wrote in her autobiography: "I learned to become expert – or at any rate expert from the European point of view – the moment of complete triumph on the day that I kept my balance and came right into shore standing upright on my board!"

    According to Robinson the entries reveal a new aspect of Christie's life as someone with a "passion for the sea" and "a sporting young woman".

    She was, however, neither the first — not the least likely — high-profile British exponent of the sport.

    "In the early 1920s very few British people were surfing and the only one we know about earlier than her, standing up, was Prince Edward," he added.

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    my mom is a big Agatha Christie fan though ive only read 2 books and seen a lot of the movies i can enjoy her two. my favorite is And Then There Were None (AKA Ten Little Indians) the book and original 1946 movie are amazing! i also read Curtain her last book and loved it and hope they make it into a movie someday.

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    I just bought "Then There Were None" for my book. I've been reading it on and off for about a week now. Christie loved her meat and potatoes, because there is not much to the story (so far) other than need-to-know facts. I'm going to stick with it because it has promise.
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    the ending explenation is amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geminidreamatl30 View Post
    the ending explenation is amazing!
    "Then There Were None" was referenced in another forum by someone who'd seen M. Night Shyamalanawallabangbang's "Devil" before it was officially released. The poster said there were some parallels between the movie and Christie's book. I can sort of see it but mostly not...at least so far!
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    love your screen name and avatar btw! let me know when your done with And Then There Were None

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    I'm going to be spending the next two days in the hospital, so I'll probably have lots of time to read it after the anesthesia wears off.
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