Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Queen of crime lauded at weekend celebration

A CELEBRATION of Agatha Christie and her connections to Wallingford will form part of a special weekend of events in the town.

Hosted by Wallingford Museum, this is the first time an event like this has been staged. It will run from today (Friday) until Sunday and includes a mix of ticketed and free activities.

Throughout the weekend visitors will be able to visit the exhibition At Home with the Queen of Crime, at the museum. The display looks at Christie’s home in the town, Winterbrook House, and includes several original letters written there in later life.

Museum volunteer Stu Darby explained Christie had lived in Wallingford from 1934 until her death in 1976.

He added: “Agatha Christie was a very private person, something Wallingford has always respected, but an exhibition at Wallingford Museum opens the door just enough to give poignant and fascinating glimpses of the local life of the world’s most famous and best-selling writer, rightly dubbed ‘The Queen of Crime’.”

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