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Unformatted text preview: Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding And Other Stories SPECIAL MESSAGE TO READERS This book is published by THE ULVERSCROFT FOUNDATION, a registered charity in the U.K., No. 264873 The Foundation was established in 1974 to provide funds to help towards research, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Below are a few examples of contributions made by THE ULVERSCROFT FOUNDATION: * A new Children’s Assessment Unit at Moorfield’s Hospital, London. * Twin operating theatres at the Western Ophthalmic Hospital, London. * The Frederick Thorpe Ulverscro£t Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Leicester. * Eye Laser equipment to various eye hospitals. If you would like to help further the work of the Foundation by making a donation or leaving a legacy, every contribution, no matter how small, is received with gratitude. Please write for details to: THE ULVERSCROFT FOUNDATION, The Green, Bradgate Road, Anstey, Leicestershire, LE7 7FU. England. Telephone: (0533) 364325 & I’ve travelled the world twice over, Met the famous: saints and sinners, Poets and artists, kings and queens, Old stars and hopeful beginners, I’ve been where no-one’s been before, Learned secrets from writers and cooks All with one library ticket To the wonderful world of books. ' JANICE JAMES. & THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING In the introduction to this short story collection, the author wrote "This book of Christmas fare may be described as ’The Chef’s Selection’. I am the Cheil" She offers two main courses THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING and THE MYSTERY OF THE SPANISH CHEST, a case in which Hercule Poirot considers he was at his best. The other four stories are a selection of appetizers. Of these six stories, five are Poirot’s and one is Miss Marple’s. & AGATHA CHRISTIE THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING Complete and Unabridged Page 1 Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding And Other Stories ULVERSCROFT Leicester & First published in Great Britain in 1960 by William Collins Sons ¡ Co. Ltd., London First Large Print Edition published November 1990 by arrangement with William Collins Sons ¡ Co. Ltd., London Copyright ' 1960 by Agatha Christie Ltd. All rights reserved British Library CIP Data Christie, Agatha, 18901976 The adventure of the Christmas pudding.--Large print Ulverscroft large print series: mystery, I. Title 823’.912 ISBN 0708923097 Published by IF. A. Thorpe (Publishing) Ltd. Anstey, Leicestershire Set by Rowland Phototypesetting Ltd. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk Printed and bound in Great Britain by T. J. Press (Padstow) Ltd., Padstow, Cornwall & Foreword by Agatha Christie T HIS book of Christmas fare may be described as "The Chef’s Selection.’’ I am the Chef!...
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