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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Sculptor: Ben Twiston-Davies (b. 1971)

Materials: Bronze

Unveiled: Saturday 9 September 2023 by Mathew Prichard, the author's grandson

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie, DBE (1890–1976) was the author of short stories and 66 detective novels, featuring her two sleuths Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Also a playwright, she wrote the world’s longest running play The Mousetrap.

Christie moved to Wallingford in 1934 and lived there there for the rest of her life. This statue, titled A Monument to Imagination, was commissioned by Wallingford Town Council and is located in a grassland area, The Kinecroft, opposite Wallingford Museum. An exhibition about Christie ‘At Home with the Queen of Crime’ is on permanent display in the museum.

Location: The Kinecroft, Wallingford, Oxfordshire