We’re excited to announce that this year’s festival will be based at Torre Abbey in Torquay from Sunday 14th to 21st September 2014.
Guest-starring at the festival is author Sophie Hannah, who will be discussing the much-anticipated and newly launched Poirot novel as part of a wider programme of crime writer events. This year, the Festival is proud to present many top crime authors and screenwriters who will make the Festival a Literary event not to be missed. And our Fringe programme is packed with fun activities for you to enjoy so explore the web-site now and see what lies in store at this years biggest ever International Agatha Christie Festival.
The full festival programme is now available. Click on the Hub event programme for all major events happening at Torre Abbey this year. Click on the Fringe event programme for all associated events, happening around Torbay during the Festival week. Some events have limited availability, so book your tickets now!
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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.