Please check out the new site for forthcoming details of this year’s festival programme taking place at Torre Abbey and across Torquay from 13th – 17th September 2017, and other year-round events and projects organised by the festival.
We look forward to welcoming you to Torbay in September!
James Tyson, Director and the IACF Board.
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Agatha Christie died on the 12th of January 1976 at the age of 85. She had published 79 crime novels, 19 plays, 22 short story collections, 6 romantic novels and 2 non-fiction works including her autobiography.
Agatha Christie’s daughter Rosalind gifted Greenway, Agatha’s summer residence in South Devon, to the National Trust in 1999.
Agatha never did any writing work at Greenway but she did read current manuscripts to her family there.
In 1971 Agatha was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Agatha became Lady Mallowan in 1968 after her husband Max was knighted for his contribution to archaeology.