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Agatha Christie on the Nile, Egypt

January 10, 2011 in Agatha Christie, cairo egypt travel, Classic Writers, Mystery Writers

Death & Life on the Nile, Agatha Christie's Egypt by Veronica HackethalWhen I think of Agatha Christie, I definitely think of her on the Nile.  But did you know that when she visited Egypt as a kid she hated it?  I had no idea either.  One of our favorite LT writers, Veronica Hackethal, takes our readers on a journey down the Nile on a fabulous, five star cruise.  You will see how to experience Egypt in style, feeling the luxury and decadence of Agatha Christie’s time spent there.

Hackethal shows us how oppressive the desert can be, yet how spectacular the pyramids really are.  As she says in her article, “everyone handles the desert differently.”  With these observations, our readers understand how Agatha Christie felt when she toured Egypt both as a child and as an adult.

I’ve personally never been to Egypt, but friends of mine have gone and raved about the experience.  Agatha Christie’s connection to the Nile just makes the trip more desirable to me.  Thus, I hope one day I’ll be writing about cruising down the Nile in a five star ship, dreaming of Hercule Poirot, murder mysteries, sordid affairs.  It sounds like a perfect, literary trip to me.

Enjoy our latest article, Death & Life on the Nile, Agatha Christie’s Egypt.

~ Jennifer, Network Editorial Director

Agatha Christie in Torquay England

January 1, 2011 in Agatha Christie, British literature, Classic Writers, Mystery Writers

Agatha Christie in Torquay EnglandHappy New Year to all our literary travelers! In order to ring in 2011, we start with a fan favorite: Agatha Christie.  She is one of those authors you just have to admire.  Her brilliantly woven stories and exciting life make her an enigmatic and well-respected writer of mystery.  Christie seemed to have “owned” the mystery genre in a sense.  She even won accolades over his male counterparts–not an easy feat in the early to mid 20th century.

Thus, Christie was a trailblazer in many ways.  In our latest article by DJ Coode entitled Agatha Christie’s Torquay, learn how and where Christie developed her plot lines and mystery writing chops.  Christie always considered Torquay home, so join DJ Coode as she journeys to all the spots Christie roamed and loved.

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