Uma casa de Agatha para alugar

Leia no The Telegraph:

Agatha Christie’s forgotten house in London up for rent

Um trecho:

(…) she and her then new husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan, lived there for some four years, between 1930 and 1934, and where Christie wrote three Poirot novels (Murder on the Orient Express, Peril at End House and Lord Edgware Dies), one Miss Marple book (The Murder at the Vicarage), and two more novels (The Sittaford Mystery and Why didn’t they ask Evans?)

A residência de Campden Street

A residência de Campden Street

Garota Exemplar: Relembrando o desaparecimento de Agatha Christie

Em junho de 2011, nosso blog A Casa Torta fez um post a respeitodo “desaparecimento” de Agatha Christie em 1926:

O desaparecimento de Agatha Christie

O Newsweek voltou ao tema em outubro de 2014, num paralelo ao filme “Garota Exemplar”:

Agatha Christie: The Original ‘Gone Girl’ and the Misleading Clues

Um trecho:

The unfaithful husband who wants a divorce. The clever, well-known wife, beloved by the ­public. The strange, misleading clues. A money belt stuffed full of cash. Headline news. Thousands of volunteers helping with the search. The sudden reappearance and the public thanks from the loving couple . . . and the lingering uncertainty about what really happened. That’s the plot of David Fincher’s American film thriller, Gone Girl. Oddly enough, it’s also what happened to Agatha Christie in real life, in 1926.

All credit to Gillian Flynn, who adapted her 2012 novel for the screen; Gone Girl is currently top of the global box office, having taken $200m in its first month. The book has been top of the bestseller lists almost since its publication, in January 2013, its readers gripped by the suspenseful tale of a disintegrating marriage and an unhappy, mysteriously-disappearing wife.

Flynn, of course, is a fan of Agatha Christie – how could she not be? Christie’s books are still third on the all-time bestseller lists, as it were, after the Bible and Shakespeare. Christie invented the first person narrator who turns out to be the perpetrator of the crime in The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (…)


As joias de Agatha

O broche e o anel

O broche e o anel

No The Independent:

Agatha Christie’s final mystery: Diamond jewels discovered in travelling case to fetch thousands at Knightsbridge auction

Um trecho:

Jennifer Grant, who bought the case from a contents sale at the author’s Greenway estate in 2006 for just £100, was happy enough to say she owned a small piece of Agatha Christie memorabilia.

Yet the jewels – a 19th Century diamond brooch and a three stone diamond ring – were found stored inside, along with a purse of gold coins kept safe in a strongbox. Without a key, the best of the trunk’s contents remained a mystery until Grant asked builders working on her home in Sussex to open the box with a crowbar in 2010.

A vida de Agatha Christie em quadrinhos: Realidade ou fantasia?


No site RTBF:

Agatha : La Vraie Vie D’Agatha Christie – Une biographie en bd qui ne manque ni de réalisme ni d’imagination : une belle réussite !

Um trecho:

Pour raconter l’existence de quelqu’un d’aussi connu –et reconnu- qu’Agatha Christie, on aurait pu se contenter de construire un livre linéaire, en suivant tout simplement une chronologie des faits marquants de sa vie. Anne Martinetti et Guillaume Lebeau, les deux scénaristes complices, en ont décidé autrement. La biographie qu’ils nous offrent a choisi de se balader dans quelques tranches de vie d’Agatha Christie, en pratiquant l’art du flash-back régulièrement, en mêlant aussi à la réalité des éléments qui appartiennent à l’imaginaire, voire même, à certains moments, à une forme de fantastique. Ils n’ont pas romancé cette biographie, ils l’ont, simplement, enluminée, éclairée, mise en évidence.


Agatha num pub?

No site Get West London:

Chelsea pub that served Rolling Stones and Agatha Christie is to reopen after community campaign

Um trecho:

A 300-year-old Chelsea pub that has served patrons from Dylan Thomas and Agatha Christie to Bob Marley and the Rolling Stones, is set to reopen in January.

It is thanks to a spirited campaign by local residents to keep it out of the hands of developers and remain an integral part of their community. The historic Cross Keys in Lawrence Street has been taken on by local publicans, Mark Dyer and Eamonn Manson, the team behind well known Fulham pubs, The Sands End and The Brown Cow.

A Ratoeira: Ampliando o recorde em 2015

No site Digital Spy:

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap extends UK tour until November 2015

A notícia:

The Mousetrap has extended its 2015 UK tour.

The record-breaking Agatha Christie play hit the road in 2012 to mark its 60th anniversary in London’s West End.

The new leg of the tour will kick off at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen on April 28, before moving on to Preston, Sheffield, Swansea, Colchester and more.

The tour is now scheduled to draw to a close with a run in Coventry from November 9 until November 14.

Casting for the tour will be announced in due course.

The Mousetrap has put on over 25,000 performances since opening in the West End in November 1952.

Parceiros no Crime: Confusão nas filmagens em Londres

No site do Mirror:

David Walliams causes chaos as he films new BBC Agatha Christie drama in London

Um trecho:

(…) while the set designers were trying to create an effective smoky city atmosphere, they managed to cause havoc in the London offices that overlooked the street were filming was taking place.

Smoke alarms in the nearby buildings were reportedly set off by the smoke machines that were being used by the BBC team meaning filming had to be halted while the fire brigade arrived.