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Posted: October 6, 2011 in Agatha Christie, England, photo essay

I am not feeling very well at the moment so I thought I would post another photo essay. This one inspired by the opening sentences of Peril at End House by Agatha Christie. [1932]

No seaside town in the south of England is , I think as attractive as St Loo. It is well named the Queen of Watering Places and reminds one forcibly of the Riviera.

John Curran in his Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks points out that:

The hotel where Poirot and Hastings sit is a real Torquay hotel, the Imperial with a verandah overlooking Torquay bay; in the book it is re-imagined as the Majestic Hotal in St Loo.