07 February 2009

the divine Ms Christie


To me, nothing quite compares (in the comfort stakes) to curling up on the sofa with my current Agatha Christie. Just saying it makes me feel good: "I'm gonna go lie on the sofa and read my Agatha Christie" - that's got to be one of my most-used phrases. Especially when the winter is long, grey and generally dreary as this year's. Of course I've been reading them since I was about 13 and therefore I've read every single one of them at least 3 or 4 times.... and I'll continue to do so as long as my eyes will let me, that's for sure.
What seems almost as important as reading the endless Poirot and Miss Marple stories, is appreciating the beautiful bookcover designs courtesy of Tom Adams. So inspiring. So stylish, I'm sure you could design a whole couture collection based on the colours of his Christie covers - they are exquisite. Which is your favourite?

4 comments:

dan said...

My dear, another thing we have in common!! Only my books are nearly all in italian and the covers aren't as nice. I've got to catch up with the original version and start to buy some. My favorites: Curtain, Death in the clouds, Mrs McGinty's dead and generally all the Poirot stories (have to love him, really). But everything she wrote is a life-saver in many a bad day. Do you know this website uk.agathachristie.com? Delicious...

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style inside said...

Hey Dan, thank you thank you for the tip - have immediately added it to my links column... feel free to borrow any book you like from my Agatha library - I knew that you were also a big big fan. Great to have fellow Christie fan. I don't come across them often. x

Therese said...

Oh Steffi, I never knew you had a crush on Agatha.If only we could have reviewed her at our book club!...I would have waxed lyrical about those covers....gorgeous x

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