An Agatha Christie Day

This weekend I have visited the home of Agatha Christie, Greenway in south Devon. Greenway is set on the banks of the river Dart with fabulous views to Dittisham and Dartmouth, just a few miles from her birthplace Torquay. Dame Agatha and her second husband Max

From the lower path
From the lower path

Mallowan bought the house in 1938 as a holiday home.

From the garden above
From the garden above

Here are a few pictures of the inside.

While we were in the library we listened to a recording of Agatha’s son saying that it was his favourite room in the house. I think it was mine too it was very homely and packed with collections from around the world.

I’ll show you more of the collections and the wonderful gardens in a separate post. Meanwhile some upstairs photos and the back door with  painting that I think is of Max.

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28 thoughts on “An Agatha Christie Day

  1. Agatha Christie is one of my favourite authors… what a spendid place. I never thought to visit her old house, or if it were even possible, when I went to England many years ago. Thanks for the peak inside 🙂

  2. Oh, my, Gilly, I had no idea that toilet paper was ever packaged like that. Very interesting. And “medicated” too. Wow. Also, I think I remember reading somewhere that Agatha Christie is the only author whose books have sold more copies world-wide than the Bible. Have you heard that? I’m not sure it’s true, but I’m going to look into it a little more. I’d like to know. She’s good. There’s no doubt about that.

    1. It’s the first of five sections of a collaborative postcard. I did this bit then posted it to someone else to create the next section and. I also received one with one section and another with two sections completed, added to each and also posted. Eventually I will receive a completed one back to keep! Nice idea isn’t it?

  3. Thanks you, Thank you, Gilly! I do love Agatha Christie. I reread many of the books periodically, and she can always catch me out, or delight me even if I do remember. So it’s fascinating to catch a glimpse into how she lived through your camera lens.

    1. I’ve been a couple of times and the garden is best in high summer of course, but for the house and views this weekend has been perfect. You would love it 🙂 combined with arriving by boat from Dartmouth.

  4. So so amazing! To be actually looking at Agatha Christie’s home. Wow! And that toilet! Was that in vogue then? Because it has bearings to what pertains in some rural and even urban homes in my country. 🙂

  5. Don’t you just wish to live during those times, and even more daydreaming-ly be in a high class. 😀 Look at that house! Looks peaceful and so well designed.

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