Saturday 14th September 2024, 10:00am

Past Perfect? Agatha Christie and Changing Times

Agatha Christie is often considered a nostalgic, comforting writer. While we can all enjoy her books and their adaptations for comfort and escapism, they spanned several decades from the 1910s to the 1970s, and rarely present the past as a better time. Looking at some Christie classics, Jamie Bernthal-Hooker, author of Agatha Christie: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction, looks at how the Queen of Crime changed with the world around her – and uncovers her complex relationship to the past.

Tickets for this event include a chance to explore Bygones, an attraction that lets you explore 100 years of history through over 2000 historic artifacts. The venue will be exclusively open for ticket holders at 9am, or you can return later that day or anytime over the weekend with your ticket.

Please note, tickets for this event are limited to 50 people and includes a visit to the attraction, the talk and a tea or coffee.


Getting to the Venue

The easiest way of getting to St Marychurch is on the 22 bus from Torquay Harbour. Alternatively the open-top 122 bus may still be running. There is a pay and display car park right next to Bygones. Find out more.


The talk is being held in the cafe area at Bygones and up a set of steps. We apologise that this is one of the very few festival events that is not wheelchair accessible.