… and The Book Fairies have been busy sharing copies!
“All these here are linked together – by death.”– Hercule Poirot, Murder on the Orient Express
The Book Fairies have again teamed up with Chichester Festival Theatre to celebrate their new show! They are staging a classic – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, adapted by Ken Ludwig. Book fairies are hiding secondhand copies of Christie’s novel in and around Sussex, including as far as London – anywhere with easy access by rail or otherwise! Though you may not fancy getting the train back afterwards…
• Playing until 4th June • Tickets from The Chichester Festival Theatre Website •
About the show:
The celebrated detective Hercule Poirot boards the legendary Orient Express, enjoying the prospect of a luxurious rail journey from Istanbul to Calais in the dead of winter.
The train is surprisingly packed for the time of year; only the intervention of the manager secures Poirot a first class berth, alongside an intriguing and glittering company of international travellers.
But just after midnight, the Orient Express screeches to a halt, marooned by a snowdrift. And by morning, one passenger is dead… Nobody can leave.
A guard appears to be missing. A killer is in their midst. And Poirot must deploy his ‘little grey cells’ on the most difficult case of his career: one that will force him to question his deepest beliefs.
A massive thank you to our friends at Wob (formerly World of Books) for these wonderful secondhand editions!
“If you will forgive me for being personal-I do not like your face, M. Ratchett.”– Hercule Poirot, Murder on the Orient Express
We love hearing from people who find the books we leave behind – and on this occasion hope that it leads them to buy a ticket to this show! Here are a couple of our favourites from today.
Would you like to be a book fairy?
Anyone can join in the fun! Just grab your official book fairy stickers here and start hiding your own!