Who was Agatha Christie? Kensington and Chelsea history

Before J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter, there was Agatha Christie and her leading man; the ever-charming Hercules Poirot!

Now, if you’re into crime fiction like I am, Agatha Christie is hands-down one of the greatest human beings that ever lived!

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a pioneer in British Literature. She is well-known for writing over 60 mystery novels and 16 short stories starring her leading characters French Detective Hercules Poirot and the witty Miss Marple.

Last year, her book “Murder on the Orient Express” was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster with an all-star cast. She is still regarded as the best-selling mystery author of ALL time and her books remain a staple for crime-fiction lovers everywhere!

Ever wondered what her favourite book was? Watch the video below to hear from the lady herself.

Dame Agatha Christie is commemorated with a blue plaque in Chelsea – if you’re looking for things to do in the area, why not check it out for yourself! The plaque’s address is

58 Sheffield Terrace, Holland Park, London W8 7NA,

By Folayemi Olorunselu


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