This newsletter was sent to all of the subscribers on Jim’s list (2,977) on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. In light of the reduction of our beehives, which I reported last week, I have come across a couple of substantial articles about bees and insects in this environment. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance • Read More »
Archives: Agatha Christie
Radio dramas from the BBC Radio 4December 5, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism, writers.
One of the great pleasures I had when I spent a couple of multi-month stretches in Great Britain in the 1970s (London for eight months and Edinburgh for seven) was listening to the radio — specifically BBC Radio 4. I didn’t have a television, but the radio dramas presented by the BBC more than satisfied my • Read More »
All About Agatha – the podcast where Agatha Christie is first, last, and alwaysSeptember 26, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism, Women writers and journalists, writers.
All About Agatha (Christie)Pro Unlimited Agatha Christie The Agatha Christie fans out there — and they are legion — will want to join in on this weekly podcast, All About Agatha, that is devoted exclusively to the author whose popularity remains undiminished even 40 years after her death. The podcast features Linda Brobeck and Kemper • Read More »
The deaths of Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, foretoldAugust 7, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: fiction, journalism, writers, writing.
When Agatha Christie was living in London during World War II, she wasn’t sure she was going to survive. The Blitz by the German air force had inflicted heavy damage on London’s capital city, and thousands of people had died. Christie believed she might eventually be among them. She was famous, and so were her • Read More »
Churchill commands history (or tries to); My Lai; how to avoid sugar; and a bonus: newsletter March 23, 2018March 26, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | 1 Comment | Filed in: journalism.
When the American public heard about what happened a year later, My Lai quickly became a symbol for America’s tragic misadventure in Southeast Asia. My Lai exposed the lack of clear mission, inadequate training, miscommunication, and less-than-straightforward truth-telling that had characterized the whole enterprise.
New biography of Agatha Christie; loving alliteration; remembering the Sabbath; newsletter March 16, 2018March 19, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: newsletter.
This newsletter was sent to everyone on Jim’s email list (4,088) on Friday, March 16, 2018. Hi, [FIRST NAME GOES HERE] Lots of readers have reacted to lots of different things in previous newsletters, and I include many of those reactions in this week’s missive. I have said this many times: I love hearing from you on • Read More »
A new biography of Agatha ChristieMarch 16, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, Women writers and journalists, writers, writing.
Despite her worldwide fame and gigantic audiences, her life was as mysterious as one of her books. Now a new biography is available to American readers (it has been available to British readers for a while), and the book is getting rave reviews.