A faithful picture strip adaptation of Agatha Christie's famous 1960s thriller, in which a man buys a piece of land that appears to be cursed...Gipsy's Acre is a truly beautiful place. In fact, it is the perfect location to build the house of your dreams - so long as you don't believe in ancient curses. Michael and Ellie don't. They are young, ...
A faithful picture strip adaptation of Agatha Christie's famous 1960s thriller, in which a man buys a piece of land that appears to be cursed...Gipsy's Acre is a truly beautiful place. In fact, it is the perfect location to build the house of your dreams - so long as you don't believe in ancient curses. Michael and Ellie don't. They are young, rich and far too happy to be put off by an old woman's warnings. Even when accidents start to happen...Written in 1967 towards the end of her career, this claustrophobic thriller was a remarkable achievement for Agatha Christie, proving that she could still shock and surprise modern audiences after nearly 50 years writing books. Described by the Sunday Times as "One of the best things Agatha Christie has ever done", it has been adapted by Francois Riviere and given an authentic Sixties' look by artist Frank Leclercq. Famed for her crime masterpieces, Agatha Christie's books have become the best-selling in the world, appealing to readers young and old for their ingenious plots and immediately recognizable characters. The stories have also transcended the printed page, become bestselling audiobooks and award-winning films, plays and television series. Now words and pictures combine in an exciting new way of telling these stories - full-colour graphic novels which enhance the original stories and offer a completely new way of enjoying some of the world's most popular and exciting mysteries.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-04-30 It hardly seems possible for anyone to best Hugh Fraser's savvy audio performance of Christie's Hickory Dickory Dock, but Rosalind Ayres produces an amazing range of voices and accents to create her own one-woman full-cast audio book. After the death by poisoning of wealthy Rex Fortescue, others in the household are murdered in ways that mimic a Mother Goose rhyme. Ayres's Miss Marple is well-mannered, polite and even diffident. Ayres seems to be mocking stereotypes of British accents. Percival, the elder son, is stuffy and nasally clogged. Lancelot, the younger son, is ironic and cavalier. Ayres can slip effortlessly from one accent to another, as when the lofty voice of Rex's secretary collapses into the low-class accent of an East Ender after she discovers her boss's body. The greatest mystery in this 1953 novel is why any mid-century father would name his children Lancelot and Percival. Though the story lacks action and enough Jane Marple for Ayres to develop, her performance is a delightful romp for any Christie fan. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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