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100 Years of Who Dunnit!

Agatha Christie, Devon's most famous author, wrote her first novel on Dartmoor nearby Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor self catering holiday home

Devon’s most famous author, Agatha Christie, wrote 88 novels and 19 plays!

2020 brings the 100th year anniversary of Agatha Christie’s first novel “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” which she wrote whilst staying on Dartmoor at Haytor, not too far from our Dartmoor Holiday Home, Three Pound Cottage.

Devon’s most famous novelist wrote 82 detective novels and 19 plays including the Mousetrap.  She also wrote 6 romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.  You probably knew that already, but did you know she was one of Britain’s first “stand up” surfers in 1922 at Waikiki in Honolulu?  I didn’t until I read this fantastic article about Agatha Christie with some amazing old photo’s.

Make sure you visit Torquay and see some of her childhood haunts for yourself whilst staying at Three Pound Cottage, the self catering holiday home from home.

12 Jan 20