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2014-07-08 08:27:44

Mentor Me by Ken Poirot sparks curiosity in readers giving them insight and motivation for achieving success and happiness HOUSTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Me: GA=T+E--A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement, a new book by author Ken Poirot, is officially released today. This unique book has already received attention internationally, resulting in at least one foreign rights inquiry. It is highly unusual for a self-published book, written by a debut author, to...

2014-03-26 23:00:38

Acorn Productions Ltd. and Interactive Rights Management (IRM) have brought Agatha Christie: Dead Man’s Folly to tablets with iPad and Kindle optimized versions available now and an Android tablet version coming soon. The multiple award-winning app features spectacular graphics and addictive gameplay, and is the first of four Agatha Christie mysteries that will be available in the App Store in the coming months. Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Fans of Agatha Christie’s...

2009-04-03 23:21:33

Canadian researchers have found signs of Alzheimer's disease in later works of Agatha Christie, one of the most prolific and popular British mystery writers. Ian Lancashire, an English professor, and Graeme Hirst, a computer expert, who both teach at the University of Toronto, compared the size of the vocabulary in Christie's final books with that of her earlier ones, The Guardian reported. They also looked for phrases being repeated and for the use of indefinite words like something or...

2009-02-24 20:35:20

England's National Trust has announced plans to open Greenway, the rural Devonshire home of the late mystery author Agatha Christie, to the public. The Times of London said the drawing room at Greenway was where Christie entertained guests by reading to them from her latest manuscripts and inviting them to guess who the killer was. On display at the house, which has undergone a $7.8 million restoration and is set to be opened to the public this weekend, are objects such as a brass-studded...

2008-09-21 12:00:20

By Steve Pratt Poirot: Cat Among The Pigeons (tomorrow, ITV1, 9pm) Arena: The Hunt For Moby Dick (tonight, BBC2, 10.30pm) MARK Gatiss has always loved Agatha Christie books and read the books religiously as a child. So the County Durham-born actor and writer was delighted when asked to adapt one of her Hercule Poirot novels for ITV1. Surprising, really, that he found time to fit it in his crowded schedule. Since finding fame as one of The League of Gentlemen comedy outfit, he?s taken...

2008-09-08 00:00:18

SCOTS Harry Potter star Katie Leung has landed a part in the ITV detective series Poirot. She played the boy wizard's girlfriend at Hogwart's school in the blockbuster movies. Now 21-year-old Leung, of Motherwell, will swap her Hogwart's cloak for a school blazer for an episode called Cat Among the Pigeons. The show is set to be screened later this month on ITV1. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-17 18:00:29

By MARIE FOY FILM OF THE WEEK TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY ITV1, 11pm The Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, reprises his role as the killer android from the future sent back to cause havoc in present day LA. If you missed James Cameron's action-packed adventure the first time around it is a must-see. The 17-year-old film's special effects are outstanding and still stand up today. It is as good as you remember. TONIGHT THE X FACTOR ITV1, 7.30pm It is that time of year again for...

2008-07-16 09:00:52

Ted Danson: Dead or alive? When we last saw evil businessman Arthur Frobisher in FX's fantastic "Damages," he was lying shot up in some swamp. Costar Glenn Close couldn't get away from fans' questions. "'Is he dead? Was he dead?'" she said people asked her on the street. "I don't know," she would reply. "It's a long shot." Well, apparently the people making "Damages" don't know, either. FX boss John Landgraf said Tuesday that Frobisher survived. The show's producers said his character...

2008-07-14 06:00:25

By Robert Bianco LOS ANGELES -- PBS is once again queuing up the classics, while modernizing a little around the edges. Among plans revealed Sunday at the semi-annual gathering for TV writers: *Cyrano de Bergerac. The acclaimed Broadway run starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner comes to Great Performances as a January special. The filming was done during an actual performance, which, Kline says, can sometimes make actors fret: "Theater is an ephemeral experience, and they're...


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