Posts Tagged ‘Hercule Poirot’
September 5, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
These miniature landscapes, painted on the sides of nineteenth-century books, were recently discovered at the University of Iowa.
Jokes (of varying degrees of hilarity) for grammar nerds.
Adding to the indignity of Richard III’s parking-lot exhumation, scientists have now discovered that the monarch had worms. “Thy broken faith hath made the prey for worms,” wrote Shakespeare, calling it.
Speaking of cross-pond exhumation! “Exhuming Poirot is disrespectful towards Agatha Christie’s careful burial,” argues John Sutherland in the Guardian.
September 4, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Joey Ramone sings John Cage adapting Finnegans Wake. Got that?
Paul Muldoon’s eulogy for Seamus Heaney.
Fans of the Fifty Shades series are outraged at the casting for the upcoming film adaptations; a petition is circulating and already boasts 7,300 signatures. The producer has taken to Twitter to defend himself.
The Agatha Christie estate has granted permission to author Sophie Hannah to write a new Poirot mystery.
June 29, 2012 | by The Paris Review
A first edition of Agatha Christie’s Poirot Investigates, complete with dust jacket, has sold at auction for a record £40,630.
The Hairpin redesigns the book club.
The classics, repackaged for teens. “We didn’t want to go with a muted approach,” understates the publisher.
New Yorkers! Help save village institution Revolution Books.
Angelenos! A star-studded Bukowski tribute.
Fake books from movies that Flavorwire wishes were real.