Agatha Christie is the best selling novelist of all time. (Take that, John Grisham!) I love her books and I urge you to search them out and read them. You might have seen a good many of her mysteries portrayed on the TV screen with the wise Miss Marple and those with her Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot (using his little grey cells!)
In November, there will be a new film based upon one of her most popular stories, "Murder On The Orient Express". I hope that they have done a good job with it! I have a trailer of it if you would like to see it...
Agatha Christie was English, born on September 15, 1890 in Torquay in Devon. Sadly her father died when she was only eleven years old. (He was an American, by the way.) Her entire life is fascinating, I urge you to read it in greater detail and you may do so just here.
Remember I told you about another movie coming out in November? That will also be about someone who had an American parent, in this case his mother was American and his father was British...do you know who that would be?
Winston Churchill! The film will be "Darkest Hour" and stars Gary Oldman as Churchill.
Now, why doesn't someone make a movie about the life of Agatha Christie? There may have been one made in the past but hey, I want to see one right now! Maybe some famous screenwriter will read this blog and be inspired. (Mention me when you win an Oscar, would you? Thank you!)
My friends, I will have to tell you about our trip this past weekend in my next post. It involved a lot of walking up and down steps!