A l'hôtel Bertram
Publish date: January 1st 2010
Publisher: Le Livre de poche
Pages no: 288
Edition language: French
I grew up with Agatha Christie the way some people grew up with the Bible; she was a constant presence in our house. Being a contrary child, that means I'd read everything except Christie. Mild guilt about this while I was in my 20's had me picking up the Miss Marple short stories (minimal commitm...
AudiobookMiss Marple visits a hotel she used to love and finds it has changed beyond repair. This was a BBC production so there was an entire cast with sound effects. Nice change from the normal one narrator type audiobooks. 4 out of 5 stars.
“I learned (what I suppose I really knew already) that one can never go back, that one should not ever try to go back—that the essence of life is going forward. Life is really a One Way Street, isn’t it?” I put a spoiler warning on this post not so much because I will discuss the details of the pl...
The setting: At Bertram's Hotel: a hotel that basically exists as a convincing reproduction of an Edwardian watering hole. The Blue Train: the line between Calais and the South of France. The location: At Bertram's Hotel: London The Blue Train: primarily France, although the book begins in Lo...
Two more books after this one and that is the end of reading anymore about Miss Jane Marple.At Bertram's Hotel has Miss Marple taking a holiday at the previously named Bertram's in London. We have Miss Marple reminiscing about an old beau in her youth and her staying at the hotel with her family. We...
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