Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, was a RAGING spiritualist. When Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared in 1926, the police investigators searching for her had no leads. So they turned to famed detective writers Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy Sayers for fresh angles in their search. Sayers investigated the crime scene, Doyle hired a psychic.
The Queen of Crime was a prolific writer. But research suggests that there may have been clues to dementia in Agatha Christie’s later writing. For more information on the research presented, check out the following links:
After her divorce from Archie Christie, Agatha Christie found new love and a new life with a young archaeologist. Tune in to learn how the Middle East inspired her and how she made contributions to the field of archaeology.
You’ve read her detective novels, but did you know that Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pen name Mary Westmacott? Tune in to learn more!
Agatha Christie’s life was just as mysterious and action packed as her novels. Listen to this month’s deep dive episode as we discuss her mysterious disappearance, her penchant for archaeology, and her time as an apothecary’s assistant. Tune in the next three Mondays for Storical Footnotes, bite-sized episodes that discuss Agatha more in depth.
A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32620331-a-talent-for-murder
A is for Arsenic by Kathryn Harkup - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23848320-a-is-for-arsenic
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35407580-agatha-christie
The Unicorn and the Wasp on Dr. Who - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjHTT974G6U
Read or Dead: All Agatha Christie All the Time - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/book-riot/read-or-dead/e/57157335
The Anglo Files: The Works of Agatha Christie - https://anchor.fm/theanglofiles/episodes/11--The-Works-of-Agatha-Christie-e2lvct
The Allusionist: A Novel Remedy - https://www.theallusionist.org/allusionist/convalescence
Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-mysterious-disappearance-of-agatha-christie.htm
The History Chicks: Agatha Christie - http://thehistorychicks.com/tag/agatha-christie/
Agatha Christie Surfing - https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/agatha-christie-surfed-waves-in-1924
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey (Talks about how Lord Carnarvon funded the Tut discovery) - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12926432-lady-almina-and-the-real-downton-abbey
Agatha Christie’s Estate Website - https://www.agathachristie.com/
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You keep asking for more Charlotte Brontë so here is a whopping 48 minute overview of the author’s life.
Charlotte Brontë a Fiery Heart by Claire Harman - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25739007-charlotte-bront
Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast Episodes
Growing Up Brontë - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/growing-up-bronte.htm
From Brontë to Bell and Back Again - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/from-bronte-to-bell-and-back-again.htm
BBC World Service: World Book Club, Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03sqwl4
New York Times Charlotte Brontë Obituary - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/obituaries/overlooked-charlotte-bronte.html
Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229822/
Jane Eyre starring Charlotte Gainsbourg - https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/jane-eyre-1996
Bonus! Not mentioned in episode:
BBC To Walk Invisible - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04cf4wv
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27003.The_Eyre_Affair
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25868918-jane-steele
Romancing Miss Brontë by Juliet Gael - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6906240-romancing-miss-bront
The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2342881.The_Secret_Diaries_of_Charlotte_Bront
Enter the Giveaway for Jane Steele and The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë!
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Our second episode of Storical is all about Zelda Fitzgerald, wife and muse to F. Scott Fitzgerald, and author-artist in her own right. Zelda died on March 10, 1948. My apologies as my voice starts to give out toward the end of the episode.
Books & Media Mentioned:
Zelda - Nancy Milford: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12334.Zelda
Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation - Judith Mackrell: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17375478-flappers
Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby - Sarah Churchwell: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18079759-careless-people
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald - Therese Anne Fowler: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15994634-z
Z: The Beginning of Everything (TV show on Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/Z-Beginning-Everything-Season-1/dp/B017APVGL4
Beautiful Fools - R. Clifton Spargo: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16101217-beautiful-fools
Clips of Zelda from Midnight in Paris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIcTbQj4bZw
Bonus not mentioned in episode! Natasha Richardson as Zelda in a made for TV movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaFKtzsvdWA
Very first episode! Hope you enjoy Storical! We’re kicking things off with Mary Shelley who died on February 1, 1851.
Mary Shelley was the author of Frankenstein and had a pretty wild life. Learn all about the teen author's rebellious streak and then check out some recommended books and movies so you can continue your Mary Shelley love fest.
Books & Media Mentioned:
Hideous Love - Stephanie Hemphill
The Strange, True Life of Frankenstein's Creator, Mary Shelley - Catherine Reef
In Search of Mary Shelley: The girl who wrote Frankenstein - Fiona Sampson
Cadaver and Queen - Alisa Kwitney
The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency - Jordan Stratford
Mary Shelley - 2017 film starring Elle Fanning
Brains On Podcast - Mary Shelley and the Science of Frankenstein
Guillermo del Toro BAFTA Acceptance Speech
Bonus! Forgot to mention on the episode, check out Penny Dreadful for a soulful performance of both Victor and the Monster.