Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers: a virtual London tour

Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers: a virtual London tour

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The London of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers: a Virtual Tour on the trail of Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and Lord Peter Wimsey.

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Agatha Christie was born just over 130 years ago on September 15th 1890 and became the most successful author of the Golden Age of detective fiction. And 2020 is the 100th anniversary of her first novel, 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles', which introduced the immortal Hercule Poirot. Dame Agatha and that other Queen of Crime, Dorothy L Sayers, chose St James's and Mayfair as the heart of their detectives' London. This virtual tour follows the trail of Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence, Lord Peter Wimsey, Harriet Vane and the ever-reliable Bunter. We start at Piccadilly Circus where Poirot emerged from an uncomfortable tube journey, where Lord Peter bought a newspaper at the start of a most baffling case, and where Tommy Beresford observed that everyone was bound to turn up eventually. We visit: the street where two murderers lived (one caught by Poirot, one unmasked by Wimsey); the theatre which provided a vital clue for Miss Marple; the square where Bobby Jones disguised himself to swap cars in 'Why Didn't They Ask Evans?; and the exact spot where fate brought Tommy and Tuppence together again after the Great War. Where did the murderess switch identities in 'Lord Edgware Dies'? What is the most likely candidate for Bertram's Hotel, and where was the Bellona Club? We track down the Mayfair addresses of those two mysterious ladies: Mrs Vandermeyer in 'The Secret Adversary' and Mrs Forrest in 'Unnatural Death'. And of course try to fathom out just where Poirot really lived!

Devised and Presented by actor and audiobook & documentary narrator Richard Burnip.

When you book you will receive a Zoom link from your guide the day before the event. Please book one ticket per attendee. Please note the times of the event are BST London time.

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