Historian to talk at Christie festival

Oxford Mail: Historian Lucy Worsley Historian Lucy Worsley

PLANS are being finalised for Wallingford’s first festival celebrating links with the crime writer Agatha Christie.

The author of Miss Marple and Poirot detective stories lived at Winterbrook House, Cholsey, from 1934 until her death in 1976, and at the time was married to second husband Max Mallowan.

In 2011, Wallingford Museum, in High Street, staged an exhibition featuring 15 letters by the author.

Judy Dewey, the museum’s curator, has organised the festival for Saturday, September 20, and as part of the event historian Lucy Worsley will give a talk entitled A Very British Murder.

The talk will take place at St Mary’s Church in Market Place, at a time to be fixed, and tickets will go on sale from July 1, price £15, from the museum and the town information centre. On the afternoon of the talk, Ms Worsley will be signing copies of her book at the museum at an event called Signing and Cyanide.

  • For details about all museum events, visit wallingford museum.org.uk

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