Picture of the Day – Boathouse at Greenway

This is a picture of the boathouse and the view down the river Dart in Devon, England.

The boathouse is part of the estate of Greenway, the house that was owned and lived in by the Author Agatha Christie.

Agatha Christie remains one of my most favourite authors, I have read nearly everything she wrote and she was a prolific writer.

She was born in Torquay, Devon, her Mother was English and her Father was American. He had inherited some money and they lived a reasonably privileged lifestyle. They did fall on harder times where her father died and they nearly lost their house. The house that she was born was demolished, but later Agatha Christie bought Greenway, a much grander house and situated on the river Dart in an idyllic spot.

Agatha Christie wrote a novel called “Dead Mans Folly” and this was the only one where she wrote about an actual place. As I wandered the grounds I realised that I had been there before, because she had described the boathouse so well. In the story it was the site of a very macabre discovery, but I won’t spoil it by telling you any more.

I hope you enjoy this picture.


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4 thoughts on “Picture of the Day – Boathouse at Greenway”

  1. The first mystery novel I ever read was Agatha Christie – And Then There Were None. It has always stuck with me. Thank you for this post – I think it is time for me to check out some more of her books.

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    1. My first grown up book was Agatha Christie’s Crooked House (said to be one of her favourites). My English teacher despaired that I was still reading Enid Blyton in high school and so lent me this book. It got me hooked on Mrs Christie. One of my favourites is Sleeping Murder.

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