Literary riches at Greenway

Greenway in Devon was Agatha Christie’s beloved holiday home and has a special connection to her life and work. Agatha and her family spent summer and Christmas holidays at the house, enjoying the time together away from the public eye. We care for the house and many of her prized possessions, including first editions of her novels.

100 years of stories

2020 marks 100 years since Agatha's first novel 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles' was published. As Greenway has such an important connection to her, we're marking this anniversary by sharing special readings of her books and a new podcast episode recorded at Greenway. 

Agatha Christie book spines

Reading: Ordeal by Innocence

Listen to an extract from Ordeal by Innocence.

Ordeal by Innocence. Copyright © 1958 Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. AGATHA CHRISTIE is a registered trademark of Agatha Christie Limited in the UK and elsewhere. All rights reserved.

Agatha Christie book spines

Reading: Dead Man's Folly

Listen to an extract from Dead Man's Folly.

Dead Man’s Folly. Copyright © 1956 Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. AGATHA CHRISTIE and POIROT are registered trademarks of Agatha Christie Limited in the UK and elsewhere. All rights reserved.

Agatha Christie book spines

Reading: Five Little Pigs

Listen to an extract from Five Little Pigs.

Five Little Pigs. Copyright © 1942 Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. AGATHA CHRISTIE and POIROT are registered trademarks of Agatha Christie Limited in the UK and elsewhere. All rights reserved.

Agatha Christie book spines

Reading: Death on the Nile

Listen to an extract from Death on the Nile.

Death on the Nile. Copyright © 1937 Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. DEATH ON THE NILE, AGATHA CHRISTIE and POIROT are registered trademarks of Agatha Christie Limited in the UK and elsewhere. All rights reserved.

Agatha Christie book spines

Reading: The A.B.C Murders

Listen to an extract from The A.B.C Murders.

The ABC Murders. Copyright © 1936 Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. AGATHA CHRISTIE and POIROT are registered trademarks of Agatha Christie Limited in the UK and elsewhere. All rights reserved.

Agatha Christie book spines

Reading: Murder on the Orient Express

Listen to an extract from Murder on the Orient Express.

Murder on the Orient Express. Copyright © 1934 Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, AGATHA CHRISTIE and POIROT are registered trademarks of Agatha Christie Limited in the UK and elsewhere. All rights reserved.

Agatha Christie book spines

Reading: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Listen to an extract from The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie's first novel.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Copyright © 1920 Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. AGATHA CHRISTIE and POIROT are registered trademarks of Agatha Christie Limited in the UK and elsewhere. All rights reserved.

View of the exterior of Greenway house

Listen to our literary podcasts 

You can listen to three podcast episodes about Greenway. Curator, James Grasby visits Greenway to learn about Agatha's time there and meet some of the people who now care for her former home. Listen to these episodes and discover more podcasts about famous playwrights and authors.

More stories and collections from Greenway
David Suchet in character as Poirot for the filming of Dead Man's Folly at Greenway

Greenway and 'Dead Man's Folly' 

As Agatha Christie's holiday home, Greenway inspired a murder mystery or two. Find out about the places at Greenway which feature in her story 'Dead Man's Folly,' and how true to life it is.

The cupboards in the Winter Dining Room at Greenway are filled with collections

Peek into Greenway's cabinet of curiosities 

We've been searching the collection at Greenway for things that are usually hidden away, and each month are bringing them into focus. In the Winter Dining Room the month's items will form the centre of a display in a 'cabinet of curiosities' and will feature here on the website along with a writing prompt.