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<b>Poirot in Demand </b><br><br>Arare early dust-jacket drawing of Agatha Christie's eccentric but lovelable Belgian detective Hercule Poirot has sold at auction for a record £40, 630. The first edition of Christie's short-story collection Poirot Investigates, from 1924, triggered a fierce bidding war that resulted in the book, originally priced on publication at just seven shillings and sixpence, selling for £40, 630 to book dealer Christian Jonkers from Jonkers Rare Books. This is the highest price ever paid for a Christie book: the most expensive previously sold is thought to be a £10, 000 copy of The Mysterious Affair at Styles, auctioned at Sotheby's in 2009. The 1924 edition's dust jacket is the first to show the meticulous dandy who prides himself on his little grey cells and pomadecoated hair as a sharply dressed man, shoes polished, cane in one hand, hat and gloves in the other. Just as Christie described him in her debut, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, "his head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military", and "the neatness of his attire was almost incredible;I believe a speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound. "

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June 30, 2012


Poirot in Demand

Arare early dust-jacket drawing of Agatha Christie's eccentric but lovelable Belgian detective Hercule Poirot has sold at auction for a record £40, 630. The first edition of Christie's short-story collection Poirot Investigates, from 1924, triggered a fierce bidding war that resulted in the book, originally priced on publication at just seven shillings and sixpence, selling for £40, 630 to book dealer Christian Jonkers from Jonkers Rare Books. This is the highest price ever paid for a Christie book: the most expensive previously sold is thought to be a £10, 000 copy of The Mysterious Affair at Styles, auctioned at Sotheby's in 2009. The 1924 edition's dust jacket is the first to show the meticulous dandy who prides himself on his little grey cells and pomadecoated hair as a sharply dressed man, shoes polished, cane in one hand, hat and gloves in the other. Just as Christie described him in her debut, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, "his head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military", and "the neatness of his attire was almost incredible;I believe a speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound. "

<br><b><br><br>Paris Bookstore Closes <br></b><br><br>Independent bookshops are closing in cities all over the world, but this one's iconic. The Village Voice bookshop, on the Rue Princesse in Paris, has announced that it will roll down its shutters permanently on July 31. The compact three-room, two-window store which has hosted readings by, among others, Allen Ginsberg, Raymond Carver, Susan Sontag, and Marilynne Robinson, is a sort of bridge between the French and Anglo literati in Paris. Owner Odile Heiller, who is as well loved as her shop, was quite precise about why she was retiring. "The last two years have been hell, " she told the New Yorker. "You can blame Amazon. fr;you can blame competition among publishers forced to discount prices. But I can tell you the precise day when I realised it was over for us: April 3, 2010, when Apple launched the iPad. From that day, more and more of our customers begun reading on the tablet. That did it. "

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June 30, 2012





Paris Bookstore Closes


Independent bookshops are closing in cities all over the world, but this one's iconic. The Village Voice bookshop, on the Rue Princesse in Paris, has announced that it will roll down its shutters permanently on July 31. The compact three-room, two-window store which has hosted readings by, among others, Allen Ginsberg, Raymond Carver, Susan Sontag, and Marilynne Robinson, is a sort of bridge between the French and Anglo literati in Paris. Owner Odile Heiller, who is as well loved as her shop, was quite precise about why she was retiring. "The last two years have been hell, " she told the New Yorker. "You can blame Amazon. fr;you can blame competition among publishers forced to discount prices. But I can tell you the precise day when I realised it was over for us: April 3, 2010, when Apple launched the iPad. From that day, more and more of our customers begun reading on the tablet. That did it. "

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