Fiske Free Library

108 Broad Street
Claremont, New Hampshire



Classic Authors Series: Agatha Christie

Helene Lang, Montpelier, Vermont will appear as the classic author Agatha Christie on Thursday, May 14 at 7pm at the Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 120 Broad Street, Claremont. This is the third program in the living history series presented by the Friends of the Fiske Free Library and the Claremont Historical Society. Additional funding for this program is provided by Valley Family Physicians.

Author of over eighty mysteries, Christie has been called the best-selling author of all time. With translations in over 45 languages and over two billion books sold worldwide, Christie's writing career spanned more than half a century,. She wrote eighty novels and short story collections and over a dozen plays, including The Mousetrap, which is now the longest running play in theatrical history.

In this living history performance, Agatha Christie tells how a typewriter in Torquay spawned over 80 mysteries and how she created the characters of Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot. Learn about her life and walk in her footsteps in England. Discover why she was so knowledgable about the poisons she used in her stories, what influences in her life informed the creation of her famous leading detectives, some personal information about her family, and why she went to Yorkshire under an assumed name.

Helene Lang, Ph. D., was born in Massachusetts and educated at Boston University. She has taught public school and for the United States Navy overseas. For many years she has been a professor of literacy and literature at the University of Vermont. She and her husband have three sons and five grandchildren. In November of 2007 Lang presented her living history program as Beatrix Potter at the Fiske Free Library's Story Fest.
Free and open to the public, the program is appropriate for ages 12 and up.For more information, call 603-542-7017.

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