Agatha Christie

Paignton Picture House

Historic England grant will help repair Agatha Christie’s favourite cinema

Historic England has awarded a grant of £206,680 towards the restoration of the Grade II* Paignton Picture House in Torbay.

The grant will cover the full cost of essential repairs to the cinema’s front face. This includes the repair of the intricate stone work and unique stained glass windows.

The Picture House is a purpose-built cinema which officially opened in 1912....

National Trust reopens Agatha Christie’s holiday home

On Saturday 5 September, the National Trust in the South West will see Greenway House open its doors daily, for the first time in more than four months - with several new safety measures in place.

Last month two South West properties; Barrington Court and Kingston Lacy, reopened as part of a phased reopening of 200 houses which were closed as part of the national lockdown in March....

Poirot to return in new novel authorised by Agatha Christie's family

Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's much-loved fictional Belgian detective with the little moustache, pince-nez glasses and unmatchable"little grey cells", is to return in a new novel fully authorised by Devon-born Christie's family.

It has been announced that the new novel will be published worldwide in September 2014 and will be written by the British crime writer and poet Sophie...