Time goes a different pace in different places. Some places you come back to, and you feel that time has been busting along at a terrific rate and that all sorts of things will have happened - and changed.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Profession: Author
Nationality: British


Time goes a different pace in different places. Some places you come back to, and you feel that time.. Agatha Christie

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Today I killed grandfather...

Men are like that... They remain boys...

They knew, none better, the havoc caused by a good-looking young man to the hearts of adolescent girls.

How can you and I set about preventing a murder? You're about a hundred and I'm a broken-up old crock.

The little man removed his hat. What an egg-shaped head he had.