Peace At Last



The day the First World War ended, 11 November 1918, marked the beginning of a new era in which detective fiction would flourish. How did Britain go from “peace at last” to “whodunnit”?

Thanks to my guest (and husband) Guy Cuthbertson. His book about Armistice Day is Peace At Last and he’s on Twitter as @guywjc.

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Books and sources:
Peace At Last by Guy Cuthbertson
Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism Between the Wars by Alison Light
An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie
“The Affair at the Victory Ball” by Agatha Christie, collected in Poirot’s Early Cases
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers

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Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.

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