Literary riches at Greenway

At Agatha Christie’s holiday home we're celebrating this special place’s literary connection with different events and activities. We've had a writer-in-residence in post, a literary podcast recorded at Greenway, a residency exhibition and more.

Visitors using a typewriter

Find out about Greenway's writers-in-residence 

As part of the Writing Places programme, which celebrates the literary heritage of the South West, Greenway has hosted a writer-in-residence each year since 2016. Find out about past writers-in-residence and the legacies that they have left behind, and J. R. Carpenter, who has been in residence in 2018.

Writer in Residence J. R. Carpenter sat at a desk at Greenway, Devon

Writing with Greenway's Writer-in-Residence 

Author J. R. Carpenter was in residence at Greenway from September until November this year, leading events and activities to bring writing to life. Whether you're new to writing, or just open to being inspired by Greenway, there's still something to suit you.

View of the exterior of Greenway house

Listen to our literary podcast series 

In the final episode of our new literary podcast series, we explore the Devonshire holiday home of the prolific crime writer Agatha Christie. Not only was Greenway Christie’s place of rest and relaxation, it was the setting of three of her fictional murders.

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.

Second-hand bookshop at National Trust Greenway

Give an old book a new home 

The second-hand book shop is now in its new home in the stables at Greenway. All of the money raised through second-hand book sales going to the conservation of Greenway. Can you help to look after Greenway for ever by donating a book or two?

David Suchet in character as Poirot for the filming of Dead Man's Folly at Greenway

Explore the site of '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.