Agatha Christie solved quicker
Fans of Agatha Christie around the world - including people learning English as a foreign language - can now find out Who Did It a lot faster. The first in a series of Christie adaptations for Penguin Readers, A Death on the Nile, was recently published, as was the first Penguin Active Reading edition, for The Body in the Library. The series are published by Pearson Education to help people around the world in their English-language studies.
The estate of Agatha Christie, who died in 1976, resisted any abridgement of her work for decades, but her grandson, Mathew Prichard, says he finally agreed to the adaptations because it could help people learn English and spur interest in her works in many new markets such as India and China. Other books to be adapted include Murder on the Orient Express, to mark next year's 75th anniversary of the mystery, ABC Murders and The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side.
The new series was featured in a 15 September story in the International Herald Tribune.
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