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Editing Agatha Christie

How do we approach offensive language in texts from previous times?

Be aware that this episode includes discussion of prejudice, slurs and “of its time” attitudes and language.

Thank you to my guest, Subhadra Das. You can find more information about her work at her website subhadradas.com and her book (Un)Civilised: Ten Lies That Made the West is available for pre-order.

Mentioned in this episode:
The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle, introduction by Shafquat Towheed
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Mentioned Shedunnit episodes:
A Mysterious Glossary

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Editing Agatha Christie Transcript

Caroline: Time passes and the world changes — we hope that it largely changes for the better, although the evidence for that might not yet satisfy the best detectives. Still, it is to be expected that the language and beliefs that were commonplace and unremarkable a hundred years ago are approached differently now. For anyone… Continue Reading