Wartime Inspiration

placeholder gifWhere the Queen of Crime got a Taste for Poison!

Agatha Christie trained as a dispensary nurse and worked in Torquay's wartime hospital treating Belgium soldiers. This experience inspired her first novel The Mystery of Styles, in which she utilised her knowledge of poisons and introduced the Belgium detective Hercule Poirot.

Written by Mike Holgate

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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 788
Date   1982  
Format   greyscale news article; 440 mm x 640 mm; 8 photographs  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Christie. War. Caring  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Herald Express  
Keywords hospital war pharmacy