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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|Written by||Mike Holgate|
|Organisation||Torbay Library Services|
|Format||greyscale news article; 440 mm x 640 mm; 8 photographs|
|Source||Torbay Library Services|
|Subject||Christie. War. Caring|
|Publisher||Torbay Library Services|
|Keywords||hospital war pharmacy|