Thursday, 23 October 2014

I Love Poirot - Things I Love #23


I do indeed love the character of Poirot created by Agatha Christie.
(which might be a bit obvious when you can see here in the pic that I have a screensaver of Poirot on my mobile phone).

I have been a fan of Miss Christie's books since I was introduced to them as a child by my mother; another great fan.

I have read and reread her Poirot and Miss Marple books and of course now that they have been portrayed on Television I have enjoyed watching those.

I have almost all of her books and have managed to buy (one by one on ebay) a full set of the 40 red and gold hard backed Heron books which include 78 of the Christie mysteries plus Agatha Christie's Who's Who.




Depending on whether you are just considering books of Poirot stories or individual stories there are somewhere between 43 and 49 to enjoy, all of which they claim have now also been adapted by ITV starring David Suchet who in my opinion is Poirot personified.

Of course these days I mostly read ebooks so I have many Christie books on my kindle also



and the kindle app on my iPad
















and no matter where I am I could be reading a Poirot or a Miss Marple  or a Tommy &Tuppence or a Parker Pyne Mystery or one of the fewer stories which do not have one of the aforementioned sleuths as the solver of the mystery.


I have started to read all the Agatha Christie books in Chronological order and review them on my blog and you can see the ones already covered on my Book Review Page


I have also gathered up some lists of the Works of Agatha Christie from various places including the Official Agatha Christie Website  because I wanted to read the books in order and I have made a speadsheet of my Heron books with some more info added in.





When we moved to live in Belgium (yes Poirot's home country) in 2004 I was not able to see all of the British programmes on Television so I bought the large Poirot set of DVDs and then have continued to buy the rest of the adaptations ever since and of course have watched them all; sometimes on my own and sometimes with my oldest son who is also a Poirot fan.



I also have all the Marple Dvds including the great Joan Hickson set and the more recent sets, the Christie hour, and have just ordered the complete Tommy & Tuppence set.


More recently I joined a group on Facebook called The Hercule Poirot Fan Club!  where there are posts of picture from the adaptations and movies that have been made and some talk about the Poirot books.

I once bought a computer mouse mat with a picture of David Suchet as Poirot to give to my sister as a Christmas present but ended up keeping it for myself, so I think I really am a big, big fan.




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10 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra, Good to meet you! I love your blog! I love to read...anything I can get my hands on! Hoping to pass along my love of reading to my grand kids...so far...so good.

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  2. My grandmother loved Agatha Christie stories and all her books are still at my father's house someplace. How nice it is to be inspired by literature.

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  3. We all have those books and authors we absolutely love. Mine is Scott Westerfeld. I never heard of Agatha Christie I must add one of her books to my must read list. :) Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I love Agatha Christie, too. She was such a wonderful author. I watched a television show on her life recently--what a fascinating woman. Happy Guest Heart Thursday!

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  5. I love the character Poirot too and have read all the books and seen all the TV shows and have drawn him too!

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  6. what a fab collection, love the red and gold books, very 'classic' looking. thanks for linking with #readwithme x

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  7. Wow, you are a fan! I've read all the Miss Marple books at least twice but I'm afraid I don't like Poirot at all. A couple of years ago whilst in Devon we took a tour by boat from Dartmouth to Greenway, Agatha Christie's home, it was fascinating.

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  8. I love Poirot as well ... both the tv shows and the books.

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  9. I am a Poirot fan too, and too a lesser extent Marple. This is a link to my (nearly successful) attempt to watch all the Poirot's one summer!
    http://dh2119.com/poirot/poirot.html

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    1. Thank you for your link Danny. I did check it out before publishing this comment as I do like to make sure links left are really suitable.

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