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A gift for Miss Lemon

Poirot reveals a gift from his trip to Egypt

In the episode The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb, Poirot (David Suchet) presents Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran) with a statue of the goddess Bastet on his return from his trip to the Valley of the Kings. Miss Lemon was mourning the loss of her cat "Catherine the Grate" and Poirots gift was much appreciated.

Poirot tells the story of the cat from the Egytian Tomb
Miss Lemon is delighted with her gift

  An original statue of Bastet was presented to the British Museum in 1939.

Bastet Egyptian Cat Statue Gayer-Anderson Museum Replica

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Travelling with Agatha Christie

Cream Tea with Clotted Cream and Scones - a favorite of Agatha Christie
Cream Tea with Clotted Cream and Scones - a favorite of Agatha Christie

I called in to Marks and Spencer yesterday to pick up some of their clotted cream - fortunately it was in stock - it is frequently sold out here in Ireland and hard to find anywhere outside of the UK,  appparently because it does not travel well. I began to appreciate traditional cream teas (the cream is not actually served in the tea but on the scones) after I read an account in Agatha Christie's autobiography about her taste for the local Devon clotted cream   Continue reading Travelling with Agatha Christie