Tag Archives: agatha christie

A Village That Transcends Time

NOV / DEC 2017: BY MARIANNA KAPLUN

Far, far away in Britain there is a beautiful place called Gretna Green. This small village in the south of Scotland famous for its runaway weddings and romantic wedding traditions dating back over centuries, which originated from cross-border elopements stemming from differences between Scottish marriage laws and those in neighboring countries. So why does this unremarkable village have a wedding capital’s reputation? Let’s try to understand. Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: The Inspired Average Woman

NOV / DEC 2011: BY ELIZA GABE

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There is an old short TV series that my mother considers a classic. They are from the 1960’s, in black and white, and there are only four episodes. It is a sleuth/murder show, but not your average kind. They involve an inspector and a murder, but the person who has the nerve to stick her nose in the business of the police, snoop around, ask questions and then solve the murders is an old unmarried lady named Miss Marple. Continue reading

Solving the Mystery

NOV / DEC 2011: BY LYDIA WATSON

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Agatha Christie is not only considered one of the greatest mystery authors of all time, she is also the bestselling novelist of all time. With classic titles like Murder on the Orient Express and such unlikely detectives as Miss Marple, Agatha Christie still captures the imaginations, hearts, and minds of readers to this day. Continue reading