This product is designed for those people who wish to improve their English by the tried and tested method of "reading, hearing and understanding". Using Christie's simple, yet flawless, English, the twists and turns of her plots should keep listeners entertained whilst they improve their grammar and vocabulary. Each volume is read by a selection of celebrated readers, many of whom are already synonymous with Agatha Christie, The Queen of Crime, after appearing in the television adaptations of her work - David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, James Warwick and Joan Hickson to name a few. With each CD specifically featuring a variety of readers, listeners should get used to hearing and understanding English spoken in a variety of dialects, tones and pitches. The first CD in this pack features the titles "The Bloodstained Pavement" and "Wireless". "The Bloodstained Pavement" tells the story of a bloodstain that mysteriously appears and disappears, pointing to the murderer of a drowned woman. "Wireless" relates the tale of a dead husband who communicates with his wife through a newly bought radio. The second CD features the titles "The Hound of Death", the story of a nun who blows up her convent using psychic powers and "Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds", in which a man's altered eating habits lead to a tale of murder.
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Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair atStyles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime.Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007163789