We found out as we were checking into the hotel that our hotel was the original filming for Faulty Towers. My mum in law loves it. I think I have seen an episode, it is John Cleeves as a hapless hotel clerk or something like that. The town hates it. But it was one of the surprising facts about Torquay.
The other one was way more interesting to me. This is the city that Agatha Christie was born and raised. A lot of her stories are based in various local landmarks although she changes the names of places. I am a huge Christie fan. I think I picked up my first mystery novel with Hercule Poriot and fell in love with the genre at age 10 or 11. I have read the entire series but will now endeavor to re-read them now that I have been there.
So, I made Chris take the Agatha Christie walking tour. It included the Princess Pier from the previous post and various other stops. I will only include the highlights as I am sure no one cares as much as I did. Felt like a little kid walking in her footsteps. Definitely a brilliant time.
We then walked up to the Torquay museum where they have a collection of first prints and pictures about her life. Strange fact of the day: "And then there were none" had two other titles. Ten little Indians was the toned down version. So want to find a first printing of that book.
Next post will be lots of Roman Baths, but I am tired of typing and my glass is empty.