Sexual Fables

This article accompanies the fable
Poison Pen Letters

Agatha Christie is buried at St. Mary's Church, Cholsey, Oxfordshire.


In a sense Christie is buried in deepest Miss Marple territory. Even the church name evokes St. Mary Mead, the town associated with Miss Marple.

A mile or two north of Cholsey is the town of Wallingford, where the Christies had one of their houses, Winterbrook House, from 1934 until her death in 1976. It is shown below. The River Thames is on the other side of the house, across a field.


Wallingford feels more like St. Mary Mead than Cholsey does, especially the picturesque St. Mary's Street:


Photo of Cholsey Church: Sarah Charlesworth
Photo of Winterbrook House: Bill Nicholls
Photo of Wallingford: Rod Allday

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