In 1851 Dickens moved to Tavistock House, a monumental accomplishment considering his formative years spent at Bayham and Lant Street. It was here that he wrote Bleak House, Hard Times and Little Dorrit.
Agatha Christie’s inspiration for The Body In The Library came while she was dining at an English seaside hotel. She observed a young family also dining, with an elderly gentleman in a wheelchair. That’s all it took. Ms. Christie’s imagination took over from there. A classic Published Penguin, published in 1958.
The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie. Pan Books, 1959. via Bonito Club. I adore all Agatha Christie. She perfected the English county house murder. I loved how she wrote about murder without being violent or crude. She will always be a classic as will her characters Miss Marple & Monseur Poirot.