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Agatha and Plum

Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse had a lot in common.

Thank you to my guest, Eliza Easton, for joining me.

Mentioned in this episode:
The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse
Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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