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Murder She Said: The Quotable Miss Marple    by Agatha Christie order for
Murder She Said
by Agatha Christie
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HarperCollins, 2019 (2019)
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* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Were you aware that the writings of Agatha Christie are only surpassed in volume by the Bible and the works of William Shakespeare? Murder She Said includes a plethora of Miss Marple's most quotable observations. Have you a friend who is a fan of Miss Marple? What a lovely Christmas gift this makes - or possibly a gift to yourself. That is allowed, you know.

In The Body in the Library, Miss Marple muses that 'most people and I do not exclude policemen are far too trusting for this wicked world. They believe what is told them. I never do. I am afraid I always like to prove a thing for myself.' How relevant that is in this post-truth era!

More words of wisdom: 'People's memories are very short A lucky thing, I always think.' I can't resist one more: 'The most nervous people are far more brave than one really thinks they are.' This is a delightful volume, especially read by the fireside, with a small glass of something alcoholic, (remember I said small) and a tray of finger sandwiches.

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