'Agatha Christie & Collins' exhibition
An exhibition of Agatha Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins will be installed in the Walled Garden of her Devon holiday home from Easter 2018. It has been created to celebrate HarperCollins’ 200th anniversary, and shows a relationship that lasted for 50 years, until Agatha's death.
A glimpse into Agatha Christie as a one-woman writing empire
The exhibition showcases photographs and letters unearthed from the HarperCollins archive, and show Agatha and ‘Billy’ Collins, former chairman and publisher of Collins, discussing jacket designs, plots and publishing schedules.
First nights, publishing parties and the difficulty of obtaining tennis balls during the war are all covered in their letters, and show the professional relationship develop into a friendship over time.
Visiting the exhibition
The installation first went on show in September 2017, and will be reinstated in time for Easter 2018. Normal admission prices apply to visit Greenway.