A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead
Agatha's London
The Queen of Crime and the Capital with Tina Hodgkinson
on Sunday the 23rd October 2022 at 3:30 pm

Many of Agatha Christie’s novels and short stories are set in London. This was where her detectives Hercule Poirot, Tommy and Tuppence resided and where Miss Jane Marple went on holiday. Agatha’s own relationship with the capital dated back to frequent childhood visits when she stayed with her relatives and in adulthood she moved there.

So how did London influence the Queen of Crime?

Tina Hodgkinson’s illustrated talk will take us on a mini city break, to explore some of the London locations that have a personal or literary connection with Agatha. Discover Agatha’s inspiration for the character of Miss Marple. Find out the places where she qualified and later worked with poisonous substances, that feature prominently so many of her stories. Hear about the infamous Detection Club, a social networking club for crime fiction authors, where they met and what they did in Agatha’s time. Find the location of several of her homes, from a charming mews house to an iconic block of flats. We will also follow in Agatha’s footsteps to visit some of the fashionable restaurants, luxury hotels and other locations that she and her characters frequented. Plus, as it is London Month of the Dead there will be a graveyard or two.

Tickets £12 including a delightful gin cocktail and a 20% donation to Brompton Cemetery. Please click here to purchase.

Tina Hodgkinson
Tina Hodgkinson is a qualified City of London and City of Westminster tour guide. She works at the London Metropolitan Archives. A long-time Agatha Christie fan, she has spoken at the International Agatha Christie Festival at Torquay and presented papers at the International Agatha Christie Conferences. She wrote the Christie’s London article for the Agatha Christie website, and is currently writing a book on Agatha Christie’s London.

Image - Vintage book cover from Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie. Creative Commons courtesy of Wikimedia Images.

Brompton Cemetery