Literary riches at Greenway

At Agatha Christie’s holiday home we're celebrating this special place’s literary connection with a total of 11 different events and activities. There's an exhibition of Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins, events with the author of the new Poirot novels Sophie Hannah, a literary podcast recorded at Greenway, a book club to join and more.

Author Sophie Hannah

Find out about Poirot's continuing legacy

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of crime fiction and the author of the new Hercule Poirot novels. To celebrate the publication of her latest Poirot novel 'The Mystery of Three Quarters' Sophie will be talking about continuing Poirot's legacy, in the Walled Garden on Tuesday 21 August.

Part of the book jacket design for 'The Mystery of Three Quarters' by Sophie Hannah

Meet Sophie Hannah at a book signing

Following on from Sophie's event in the Walled Garden, she will be heading the Greenway shop to sign copies of 'The Mystery of Three Quarters.' Why not come along to meet the author and buy a copy of the book two days before its general release?

The dining room at Greenway in Devon

Tuck into a literary dinner

Dr John Curran, award-winning author of 'Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks' is hosting a book club with a twist at Greenway on Thursday 13 September from 7pm. Drinks and canapés will be followed by a tour of Greenway house, then a three course dinner and a chaired discussion of Christie's literary works.

A young girl buying something at a fete stand from a woman

Come along to the Greenway fête

On Saturday 15 September, 11am-4pm, a 1950s style fête inspired by Agatha Christie's 'Dead Man's Folly' will be taking place in the Walled Garden, complete with coconut shy, fortune teller, fun dog show, games and more.

Two visitors reading in the Walled Garden at Greenway

Join Greenway's book club 

On the evening of Thursday 27 September, Greenway will be hosting a book club. Why not pack a picnic and join us to talk about a good book in the atmospheric setting of the garden of her holiday home?

An outdoor exhibition

'Agatha Christie & Collins' exhibition

An exhibition of Agatha Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins is on display in the Walled Garden of her Devon holiday home. The exhibition shows a working relationship and friendship which lasted for 50 years.

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.

Volunteer David sorting the books in Greenway's second-hand book shop

Give an old book a new home 

A second-hand book shop is now open on the ground floor of the café, with 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.

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 the plans for this year's writer-in-residence, J. R. Carpenter, who begins her residency in September.