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Time Travellers and Normals

Mark – A football mad teenager who should know better by now

Lucy – The class geek whose madcap idea to photograph Southend Pier got them into all this trouble

Molly Pearce – Manager of the Edinburgh Castle Mission (a woman of hidden depths)

Will Driver – Lloyd George’s Driver

DCI Arthur Sutton – a policeman working for Melville

Lysander and Cornelius Armstrong – twin brothers who look nothing alike

Captain Michaels – an officer who hates Italians

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David Lloyd George – Chancellor of the Exchequer, Welshman and playboy

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Guillermo Marconi – Inventor of the Wireless. An Essex boy from Italy.

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Winston S. Churchill – Home Secretary

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Walter Nicolai – An old fashioned spymaster who is playing a deep game

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William Melville – Allegedly the head of the Secret Service

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Frances Stephenson – A girl who catches Lloyd George’s eye

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‘The Kidnapped Prime Minister’ (1923)

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Re-Reading Agatha Christie

First published in The Sketch, on the 25 April 1923 (Issue 1578) and later collected in Poirot Investigates (1924). The story’s setting in the Poirot chronology is considerably earlier than most of the other stories in the Sketch series, apparently taking place shortly after the Styles case. Poirot has just taken up permanent residence in London and is not yet the famous, fashionable detective that he will soon become; Hastings, meanwhile, is still working for the army in an administrative capacity. In fact, the war is still very much ongoing and patriotism is the keynote of the tale – a keynote that is struck by Poirot himself. When visited by two government officials who hope to enlist Poirot’s help in finding the missing Prime Minister, the immigrant detective understandably enquires: ‘What made you come to me? I am unknown, obscure in this great London of yours.’ He has apparently…

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