The Queen of Crime
Every Sunday I’m posting a photograph of an iconic building, location or view in London. As a tour guide, I take great pleasure in showing these world famous sights to visitors and this weekly blog series will serve as a virtual extension of my guided walks.
Hailed as the most translated author in the world, Dame Agatha Christie certainly needs no introduction. Unveiled in 2012, this memorial is shaped like a gigantic book and contains a bust of the celebrated crime writer. I recently took this photograph before catching a play in the West End and I was struck by how the neon green light of the ‘Ghost Stories’ billboard illuminated Christie’s face. What would Hercule Poirot think?
Fun fact: Did you know that ‘The Mousetrap’ is the longest running theatre show ever? On the 18th of November 2012, the legendary play celebrated its 25,000th performance!