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Posts Tagged ‘Hercule Poirot’

Secret Book Landscapes, and Other News

September 5, 2013 | by


  • 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.


    Fifty Shades of Rage, and Other News

    September 4, 2013 | by


  • 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.


    Fake Books, Real Books, and YA Austen

    June 29, 2012 | by

  • 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.