Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Take a Break: Celebrate Agatha Christie Week

It’s Agatha Christie week in England from Sept 15 to Sept. 22. She’s afforded zillions of hours of escapism be it from reading one of her books, seeing her famous play “Mouse Trap,” or watching one of the many movies that have been made from her books. And of course there is her inspiring quote, “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

If you can’t make it to the English Riviera to celebrate Christie’s special week, try some of the following.

• Check out her website

• The festival website offers lots of interesting peaks into Christie’s world.

• Read one of her books. If you haven’t read her autobiography, it’s very interesting and much different than her mysteries.

• Watch one of the  movies made from her book on-line
- The Sittaford Mystery (featuring Miss Marple) 
- Lord Edgware Dies (featuring Poirot) 
- Murder on the Orient Express (featuring Poirot) 

• Plan a Murder Mystery Party. Check out your local library for books on this topic. Lots of websites offer scripts for a fee, depending on the number of players. 

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