Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, August 11th, 2012

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 Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen and Mathew Prichard (Christie’s grandson) and be in the shape of a large book. Inside the book will be the statue of the novelist.

“It’s inspired by the fact that she’s the world’s bestselling writer, she’s sold 4 billion books, combined with the constraints of the site where we couldn’t have a sculpture with bits sticking out as they’d get in people’s way. That suggested it should be a huge book,” Twiston-Davies said.

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