Agatha Christie

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Hannah loves Agatha Christie stories.
We both love visiting old homes,  especially those where a known person lived and you can imagine how they did so.   So while in Devon we travelled by vintage bus (1950’s) to Greenway,  Agatha Christies home on the River Dart.

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The bus driver kept up a hilarious (and completely un-pc) commentary…his wife has been offered a job in New Zealand.  There seems to be lots of people here that have some connection to our home…

The family – Agatha, her husband Max, her daughter and son-in-law were all avid collectors.  So the house is full of all sorts of interesting things- snuff box collections, quirky china, much artwork, a fan collection…..

The other fascinating thing is that Max was an archaeologist, back in the day when it was quite a new science.  Agatha used to accompany him – much of the time in the Mesopotamia area, so their home houses quite a collection of artefacts.  Plus  amazing stories and photos from out on the “digs”.

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IMG_3232 The grounds were stunning.
Paths leading down to the river, full of mystery, many places to hide, a battery from WW2,  a summer house, boathouse, plunge pool……just the place to play hide and seek or to set a murder story,,,,

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‘Twas a misty, moody day down at the river.  The boathouse here was the setting of  a grisly murder or two  in “Dead Man’s Folly.”

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Note to self:  Could live here on the River Dart, buy a home here with any future lotto winnings.

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