15 September 2021

Day Events – Torre Abbey Museum, Torquay, and The Prison Museum, Dartmoor

Evening event – The Golden Hind, Brixham Harbour

  • Our celebration of Agatha Christie’s birthday opens with Dr John Curran, the foremost authority on her life and work, speaking on The Mysterious Affair at Styles, the first novel featuring Hercule Poirot, first published in the United Kingdom in 1921.
  • After lunch there will be a unique event at Dartmoor Prison where Dr Jamie Bernthal-Hooker, author of Agatha Goes to War, will speak about the moorland mysteries of Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The talk will be followed by a guided tour of the evocative French and American prisoner of war cemeteries.
  • And in the evening, on board the Golden Hind in Brixham harbour, there will be a very special event to mark Christie’s birthday with award-winning actress Annette Badland, star of Midsomer Murders, EastEnders, Dr Who and The Archers.