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Agatha Christie
Endless Night

To Nora Prichard
from whom I first heard the legend of Gipsy's Acre

First Published

UK
Collins, London, Oct. 1967
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1968
The Saturday Evening Post, Feb.24-Mar.9. 1968

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

Gipsy's Acre was a truly beautiful upland site with views out to sea - and in Michael Rogers it stirred a child-like fantasy. There, amongst the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a wonderful girl and live happily ever after.

Yet, as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land. For this was the place where accidents happened. Perhaps Michael should have heeded the local's warnings: 'There's no luck for them as meddles with Gipsy's Acre.'

Characters

Michael Rogers, Rudolf Santonix, Ellie Rogers, Greta Andersen, Andrew P. Lippincott, Dimitri Constantine, Claudia Hardcastle, Sergeant Keen, Ester Lee, Stanford Lloyd, Major Phillpot, Gervase Phillpot, Mrs. Rogers, Dr. Show, Cora Van Stuyvesant

William Blake "Auguries of Innocence"

Every Night and every Morn
Some to Misery are born.
Every Morn and Every Night
Some are born to Sweet Delight,
Some are born to Sweet Delight,
Some are born to Endless Night.

Movie & TV

Endless Night, 1972 (UK)
director Sidney Gilliat
writer Sidney Gilliat
cast Hayley Mills(Ellie), Hywel Bennett(Michael), Britt Ekland(Greta), Per Oscarsson(Santonix), George Sanders(Lippincott)
Endless Night, 2013 (UK)
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 6
director David Moore
writer Kevin Elyot
cast Julia McKenzie(MISS MARPLE)

Link

  1. Official Site: Endless Night
  2. Wikipedia: Endless Night
  3. IMDb: Endless Night (1972)
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