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Miss Marple

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Miss Marple

Miss Jane Marple is a character created by writer Agatha Christie for a series of detective novels which started with 'The Murder at the Vicarage' in 1930 and concluded with 'Sleeping Murder' which was published in 1976 (although written in 1940). She lives in the village of St Mary Mead and is a typical village spinster; but there's an incisive mind and a healthy cynicism concealed behind her gentle manner... Along with Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple is Christie's most significant creation. Several television series have been made, with perhaps the best loved incarnation being the portrayal by Joan Hickson. On the big screen, the Margaret Rutherford versions that began in 1962 are outstanding.

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A quinessentially English detective story with the wonderful Miss Marple who lives in the English village of St Mary Mead.

Alex Naughton


As Dame Agatha is the most profilic English authoress, not to mention one of the most popular writers ever, it seems that her own icons should be nominated.
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