Date: 2017-07-23 02:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nelc
[****James, insert the LINK!*****


Indeed.

to readers of a certain age and background, the green-white-green cover is extremely evocative.


And the penguin. My mum's library was filled with these, and seeing the covers evokes a particularly bittersweet nostalgia in me.

Date: 2017-07-24 01:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nelc
I think it's more a matter of procedure; if you can keep it together enough to write a coherent review, your memory's fine. You just need to flip out of writing mode into publishing mode when you've finished writing.

Date: 2017-07-25 12:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] graydon
Checklist. Follow the checklist every damn time.

If it's any comfort to James; big chunks of professional content management systems involve automated checks for missing links, nobody updated chapter 3, and so on.

Date: 2017-07-23 03:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wild_irises
I read Christie obsessively as a young adult, and I don't even remember this one.

Date: 2017-07-25 10:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] matgb
I grew up in her village, I didn't know this existed until reading a bio of her very recently, even when writing stuff up for tourist info packs some of her work slipped by.

Date: 2017-07-23 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you for making the footnotes hyperlinks! Is this the first one you've done that in, or did I miss it earlier?

Date: 2017-07-23 07:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] iayork
Classy.

Date: 2017-07-25 06:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scott_sanford
Also, on my browser the i is inserted into the text of the line above, but I eventually worked out that "cilues" was not a typo.

Date: 2017-07-24 04:56 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ejmam
Second the kudos for hyperlink footnotes!

Date: 2017-07-23 07:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pameladean
This is also the first Agatha Christie that I read, and I found almost all of the others disappointing in comparison to it.

P.

Date: 2017-07-23 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Also my first Christie. Is this a trend?

William Hyde

Date: 2017-07-23 09:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sethsellis
I love the old Penguin covers, and not just for their evocative memories. The more you learn about graphic design the better they look.

Date: 2017-07-25 02:23 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Just to go against the trend, this wasn't my first Christie. It was, however, my favorite. Young me was fascinated by myths and loved, loved, loved the setting.

Spiegel

Date: 2017-07-25 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
This reminds me that a friend had offered a bag of Agatha Christie novels she had found at the town dump in Flin Flon (nicely wrapped in plastic and set on a curb away from the real trash) and I forgot to take them with me when I left.

I will have to check with her (or her husband to see if they are still available) but I suspect they have gone back to the family cottage near Flin Flon for the rest of the summer.

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