Inspired by the South Hams

placeholder gifThe South Hams provided settings for some of Agatha Christie's stories

Agatha Christie owned Greenway from 1938 until her death in 1976. Disguised locations in the South Hams were used in some of her books including: The Royal Castle Hotel at Dartmouth becomes the Royal George Hotel in Ordeal by Innocence where the plot also calls for a handbell to be rung to summon the ferry to Gitcham (Dittisham); Kingsbridge features as Saltington and Salcombe is known as Saltcreek in Towards Zero; Galmpton Station features as itself in the ABC Murders and as Nassecombe Station in Dead Man's Folly.

Written by Mike Holgate

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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 148
Creator   Gilbert. Alan  
Date   1976  
Format   photocopy news article; 145 mm x 232 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay. Berkshire  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Christie. Location settings  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   The Chronicle  
Keywords location