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Does anyone, other than me feel that Agatha Christie is bit prejudiced against Irish people in her writings ?
There are certain remarks, that i found in One, Two Buckle my shoe, Sad cypress and Evil under the Sun. I cant really recollect the exact excerpt. I am confident that in my next novel I am will find such remark, then I will quote them here.
have hot tempers and they thoroughly enjoy a row of any kind. Mr. Reilly liked
arguing about politics.”
From "Sad Cypress":
"I was going to ask you to give me your
impressions of the two nurses."
"Well, O'Brien's Irish, good nurse, competent, a
bit silly, could be spiteful, a bit of a liar - the imaginative kind that's not
so much deceitful, but just has to make a good story out of everything."
From "A Murder is Announced":
"He could have shot her from behind a hedge in the good
old Irish fashion any day of the week, and probably got away with it."
amusing thing happened once with a batman of mine. Irish chap. He had a holiday
and went off to Ireland for it. When he came back, I asked him if he had had a
"'Ah shure, your Honour, best holiday
I've ever had in my life!'
"'I'm glad of that,' I said, rather
surprised at his enthusiasm.
"'Ah yes, shure, it was a grand holiday!
I shot my brother.'"
From "Third Girl":
“Perhaps there may not have been blood in the
courtyard. Perhaps it is only what an imaginative Irish porter imagined.”
On the positive side, from the Autobiography:
"Elsie was rather Irish; she had dark hair, blue eyes, curls, and was gay
and laughed a good deal."
And in "M or N":
"She might, he thought, be Irish,
though she had no brogue. But it would account for the vitality and the exuberance."