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Agatha Christie - Queen of Crime

by Jane Tapley

Monday 21st November 2022

Agatha Christie is undoubtedly the world’s greatest crime writer. Her books sell over four million copies worldwide every year and there is a continual demand for new adaptations to be made of her work. She led a sheltered and privileged life in her native Torquay which was not dissimilar to the characters she invented. She was brought up in the comfort of upper middle class society and she too had mystery in her life. Jane will reveal more about this remarkable author who created Poirot and Miss Marple. She will surprise and enlighten us about how Agatha developed her talent for writing having never attended a proper school.


Jane Tapley is the Special Events Organiser for the Theatre Royal Bath. She interviews visiting actors, writers, and directors. Jane is also a West Country Blue Badge Guide and Lecturer. She is the author and researcher of theatre programme notes on Hamlet, Sheridan's The Rivals and Jane Austen's Emma. Jane is also a theatrical landlady and home economist. She hosts and cooks period meals in her Regency house in Bath for the Jane Austen Festival and other literary groups.

21 Nov Jane Tapley Agatha Christie 1: About
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