Agatha Christie Birthday Celebrations


On 15th September, Torquay will be the venue for an exclusive event with Royal Mail, who will be launching a special set of six Agatha Christie stamps that very same day. Torre Abbey will host a unique event with the stamp artist and a specialist from the Royal Mail. First day and commemorative covers will be available to purchase on the day.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of Poirot, the latest adventure of the great Belgian detective, Closed Casket, will be published globally on 6th September. The author of the book, Sophie Hannah, herself a staunch Agatha Christie fan, will be in Torquay for the birthday celebrations, answering your questions on her inspiration and discussing her love of Christie. Find out more about the mystery, listen to Sophie’s anecdotes, and bag yourself a signed copy.

The birthday event will be topped and tailed by Mathew Prichard, Agatha Christie’s grandson. Mathew will open the event with a reading of short story The Witness for the Prosecution, first published in 1925 and shortly to be adapted into a major new BBC production by Sarah Phelps, the screenwriter behind last Christmas’ big hitter And Then There Were None, starring Aidan Turner and Charles Dance.

The evening will draw to a close as fans join Mathew to raise a birthday glass to Dame Agatha, the Queen of Crime.

In addition, there will be book signings from artist Tom Adams, famous for his Fontana Agatha Christie covers of the 1960s and 1970s, and from Dr John Curran, who has recently released a dual volume of hisAgatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks.

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