These pages will contain short essays looking at specific aspects of Swigatha’s life, work and books, examining the latter in more detail than the entries on the website http://www.swigatha.com.
“Monographs” so far published:
Old Sins Have Long Shadows: Childhood and A Pocket Full of Rye: Agatha Christie’s view of the importance of a happy childhood and how she represents this in one of her saddest stories
The finest Poirot adaptation yet: an analysis of the ITV production of Five Little Pigs made by ITV in 2004
The Murders on the Orient Express: a look at the contrasting film and TV versions of the story in anticipation of the new version to be released in November 2017
Who’s Who in Chipping Cleghorn? : the post-World-War-II identity crises at the heart of A Murder is Announced
Poirot’s Use of French in Death on the Nile: an analysis of the unexplained! Poirot’s French in this book goes far beyond the sacrés and nom d’un noms in most of the stories in which he appears
The Merger of Roger Ackroyd: a rambling investigation into the wider impact of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd