Sunday, October 5, 2008

Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes

Special Features, Part 4

Guess which famous author was a big Conan Doyle fan? Dame Agatha Christie, the Queen of the Mystery! A very shy child, kept out of school by her mother, she invented whole communities of people to keep her company. During World War !, she worked as a nurse, eventually assigned to the hospital dispensary. Poor gal was so nervous she’d make a mistake and poison a patient! Perhaps to get the worry out of her system, she concocted a total of 83 poisonings in her books. She was very much impressed by Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. She admitted writing in the Holmes tradition by featuring an eccentric detective and a straight laced assistant.

Trivia Question:
Which character did Dame Agatha Christie name her child after?

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