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Tag: Agatha Christie

  • Tuesday, January 26th 2021 - 13:34 UTC

    Poirot at 100: the refugee detective who stole Britain’s heart

    Though potentially the second most famous detective in British culture (after Sherlock Holmes), Poirot is not British at all but a refugee

    By Christopher Pittard, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Portsmouth - A hundred years ago, Agatha Christie introduced British readers to a small man with an impeccably maintained mustache who, with the help of his “little grey cells””, was very good at solving crimes. That man, of course, was Hercule Poirot, who made his debut in Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1921.