Saturday, February 28, 2009

IT’S NO MYSTERY ~ AGATHA CHRISTIE HOUSE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

IT’S NO MYSTERY ~ AGATHA CHRISTIE HOUSE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

VIA THE HUFFINGTON POST:


LONDON — The English holiday home where Agatha Christie spent her summers and entertained guests with readings from her thrillers is opening to the public for the first time.

Craftsmen have worked for two years to restore the house, Greenway, to gleaming 1950s condition. The rooms remain much as they were when the mystery writer lived there, complete with books, papers, boxes of chocolates and flowers.

Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard said Tuesday the house had been restored to its former beauty.

Christie bought the house near Dartmouth in southwest England in 1938 and spent holidays there until 1959. Her family donated it to a conservation group nine years ago, but until now only the garden has been open to the public.

AS MY BLOG BUDDIES OVER AT CINEMA RETRO POINTED OUT: “THE HOME STILL HAS MS. CHRISTIE'S PERSONAL POSSESSIONS INTACT, EXACTLY AS SHE LEFT THEM. THEN AGAIN, IF ANYTHING HAD BEEN STOLEN, WE WOULD HAVE IMMEDIATELY KNOWN THAT THE BUTLER DID IT.”

2 comments:

David Cranmer said...

If I ever get over there this would be a great place to visit. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is on my top ten list of the best myteries of all time.

David Cranmer said...

It's on my best MYSTERIES list too:)