Agatha Christie and Torquay

Agatha Miller was born in Torquay in 1890 and had a comfortable and happy childhood. The death of her father and the advent of World War One turned her world upside down.

She trained as a pharmacist and it was during the long hours on duty that she first conceived of writing a murder mystery. This was to be The Mysterious Affair at Styles and it was eventually to lead on to the writing of nearly two hundred books with worldwide sales of more than 2 billion.

Agatha Christie, the Torquay born Queen of Crime.

Modern visitors  can follow the Agatha Christie trail and see the places that inspired so much of her writing. We are able to offer a variety of self catering accommodation such as our luxury Muntham Holiday Apartments and Town House, our boutique Hesketh Crescent Apartment (which is set in the most beautiful location close to the sea) and our Bedford House Apartments which have the superb location close to Torquay Harbour and town centre.

Greenway, the holiday home she bought in 1938, is easily accessible from all of these and is now owned by The National Trust and open to visitors for most of the year. 

Each September there are celebrations to mark her birth and every two years there is The International Agatha Christie Festival. Interest in Agatha Christie is continually re-newed as her work is continually re-interpreted for modern audiences.

For more information on all things Agatha Christie click here for our dedicated Agatha Christie website.

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