10 September 2010
Agatha Christie Blog Tour 2010 - Day 10
Three stops today: an art deco one linked to Hercule Poirot, Brown's Hotel, favourite of Miss Marple, and Torquay.
The blogger on today's stop on the blog tour says "I’m a big fan of mysteries and especially of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. I’m also a fan of art deco design.
Much of the world of Hercule Poirot is influenced by the art deco movement. We can see it in the Poirot books as well as the architecture and furniture of the films and television series."
So today we visit Art Deco Inspiration
You might also like to visit the Poirot Gallery.
At Brown's Hotel
An esteemed Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie hangout of Edwardian provenance is not what it once was. On the anniversary of Dame Agatha's birth, The Globe's John Geiger adopts the Queen of Crime's style and investigates....
Be sure to visit Torquay, much beloved by Agatha Christie.
Torbay's sun-trap horseshoe of water is warmed by the Gulf Stream and protected from inland cold by the high ground of Dartmoor, earning it the name of the English Riviera. Little wonder, then that the area became popular among the British upper class as a holiday destination in Victorian times. The genteel elegance, palm-fringed promenades and sandy coves attracted just the sort of characters who would later people the world of Agatha Christie's novels.
Click on the photo to the right to visit a gallery of photos.
Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair is hosting a special afternoon tea to celebrate Agatha Christie’s life and work, every afternoon 12-19 September..
Guests are invited to investigate mouthwatering delicacies such as Death on the Nile cake, Evil under the Sun tartlet and The Clocks macaroons, all accompanied by The Red Signal raspberry cream. Tea will be served in the rarefied atmosphere of Brown’s traditional oak-panelled English tea room – thought to have inspired At Bertram’s Hotel. source