Agatha Christie: Creator of Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot
Ended May 22
Danelle Sims

In this living history performance by Helene Lang, Ms. Christie tells you how a typewriter in Torguay spawned over 80 mysteries and created Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot. Learn about her life and walk in her footsteps in England.

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Discover why she was so knowledgeable about the poisons used in her stories; what influences in her life informed the creation of her famous leading detectives; some personal information about her family; and why she went to Yorkshire under an assumed name.

Helene Lang has taught in public schools and for the United States Navy overseas, and has been a professor of literacy and literature at the University of Vermont.

This is a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Norman Williams Public Library. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Vermont Humanities Council (VHC). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or VHC.


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