It has been revealed that Agatha Christie was denied damehood in the 50’s because her work was “too lowbrow” for the prestigious honour. At the time, it was thought that she was “not worth more than the CBE.”
A London memorial to the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, has been given the go ahead. The statue will be sculpted by Ben Twiston-Davies and will be placed in Covent Garden, between Great Newport Street and Cranbourn Street in the heart of London’s theatreland. The bronze statue has been commissioned by The Mousetrap play’s producer […]
Kidson-Trigg Auctioneers has sold 18 first-edition novels by classic English author Agatha Christie for a staggering £20,000 (approx. $32,200 USD). The books belonged to Agatha’s assistant Charlotte Fisher.
David Suchet, best known for playing Hercule Poirot, has said that next year may be his last playing the Belgian detective. He has been playing the part since 1989. Suchet will have participated in adaptations of every Poirot novel and 50 of the 51 short stories the character appears in.
RLJ has signed to purchased video distribution companies Image Entertainment and Acorn Media Group to create the LA-based RLJ Entertainment. The company will trade on Nasdaq. Just last month, the Acorn Media Group purchased a 64% share in Agatha Christie’s literary estate. They now own 40 made-for-TV movies, 19 plays and over 80 novels. They […]
Classic Media has secured the rights to Noddy, the popular British children’s character created in 1949 by Enid Blyton. Noddy joins such properties as Lassie, Where’s Waldo and Postman Pat. Classic Media purchased the property from Chorion.
Amazon UK has announced that Lee Child is the most successful author of Kindle books. Amazon UK has released a list of the top 10 bestselling authors, which Lee Child (author of the Jack Reacher novels) sits on top of.
The Acorn Media Group has purchased a majority stake in Agatha Christie’s literacy estate.