The book features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and reflects Christie’s experiences travelling in the Middle East with her husband, the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. The main settings are Jerusalem and Petra. As always – and this is no criticism (from a HistFic writer that’d be hypocritical) – this episode strays somewhat from the original book which portrays Lady Boynton as PURE EVIL […]
D’y’all know this song? Maybe not. It’s a “traditional” UK song called A Mother’s Lament. David sings it at the end of Taken at the Flood. See below. Your Baby Has Gone Down the Plughole(A Mother’s Lament) Traditional Song A mother was bathing her baby one nightThe youngest of ten and a delicate miteThe mother […]
OMG. I missed the Tennyson bit? And he is my homie. Bad. Head Hung/Hanged in SHAME :o( From the Guardian Newspaper : We have recently pointed you at a graphic novel about the history of puzzles and at the first novel by Guardian setter Picaroon, each of which remains heavily recommended. Time for a peek at a golden-age […]
BTW, sweet reviewer below…Poirot is BELGIAN not French. FACT. And he’s always very annoyed when he’s called French. P.S. The image above is a quote from Death on the Nile. For ME, David Suchet IS Poirot.
Dinosaurs like me grew up with these old Nursery Rhymes. Agatha Christie used many of them in her book titles. See below. BUT : The line – 5, 6, pick up sticks is monumental to me. Why? Because when you find out the date that 5 turned into 6 and 6 turned into 5 … […]
I can do this all day and night! I adore this crazy murdermystery gardening series. It is as silly as you can get. This episode features Belinda Lang/Fake MoneyGrubby Aussies/Gardening/A Scaffolding Misadventure/Broken Limbs and the word LISSOME…as Belinda is forced to break into a house by climbing through a window. Lissome/Lithesome. The Wife Her Husband