News at HPC
News related to the world of Agatha Christie will be posted here. A thorough news update is not planned, but will feature information sure to keep fans informed. Focus will center on Agatha Christie on television, film, radio and the web. Interesting developments on various products and their releases will also be included. Any major addition to HPC will be included here as well!
Jigsaw Puzzles now at HPC
Try out your brain's gray cells and your alert eyes with jigsaw puzzles, right here at Hercule Poirot Central! The puzzles are of the world of Agatha Christie (of course!), including David Suchet's portrayal of Poirot, book covers, images of Agatha Christie, and more. The puzzle is right on the web! You'll be able to manipulate the pieces in various directions to finally see the big picture. Just as Poirot sorts out the pieces to solve the mystery, you can as well. Try out the new puzzles here on our "Diversions" section.
MysterEcards @ HPC--new feature!
Now available on Hercule Poirot Central is an "ecard" feature. Now you may send an electronic greeting to your friends on the Internet through HPC. Obviously, images here are Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie-related. As of now, it's totally free to send a "MysterEcard" to anyone! A greater variety of images (more resembling "cards") are planned to roll out, if this new feature proves to be successful or popular. Try it out now, found right here!
Greenway House now opened to the public!
Agatha and Max's home Greenway House is opened to the public. After a restoration of 2 years, this villa on the River Dart in Devon will be opened to the viewing public. Led by the National Trust, people will tour the home the Mallowans resided in during the 1940s & 50s. The interiors (especially the paint) have been lovingly restored to its original beauty. The visitors to the home will see firsthand areas such as the drawing room, morning room, dining room, the library (including its famous frieze), and bedrooms. This news can be found either at Yahoo! or The Times. The National Trust's page for Greenway is here on the Web. What an exciting time for fans!
New Blog added for HPC
A new blog has been added to Hercule Poirot Central. I'll give my opinions, comments, and random thoughts on Agatha Christie here. You can subscribe to these ramblings or comment on them if you like. I certainly plan on using this 1-2 weeks, at least that's the plan. I'm thinking of highlighting one Agatha Christie book per month from my blog. Hope you enjoy this new venture as much as I do.
"Agatha Christie" appears on Doctor Who
Agatha Christie appears in Doctor Who's Series Four, on BBC One. It airs May 17, 2008 in the United Kingdom. Titled "The Unicorn and the Wasp", it is understood that Agatha's disappearance of 1926 will be explained in the episode, starring David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. Fenella Woolgar portrays Agatha in this story, also with Catherine Tate as the Doctor's companion Donna. Woolgar was previously seen in the Poirot story Lord Edgware Dies, with David Suchet. She appeared also with Suchet in the television mini-series The Way We Live Now. Woolgar recently appeared in Jekyll, the British television drama series written by Who's own Steven Moffat.
Hercule Poirot Central Re-Launched!
After many (ten!) months of upgrading and improving this site, HPC was re-launched on May 1, 2008. This site now boasts 14 newly featured articles, a newly created 'theme' feature, more graphics, and more interactivity. Then soon, expect to see other changes like: an upgraded discussion board, a Poirot/Agatha Christie-themed 'postcard' feature, visitor polls, and an improved search engine within the site. Be patient for these additions, and for more in the future!
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