44 pages 1 hour read

Nina de Gramont

The Christie Affair

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

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Pages 123-154Chapter Summaries & Analyses

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Pages 123-131 Summary: “Here Lies Sister Mary”

Nan receives letters from Finbarr. They are both falling ill, although for different reasons. Nan receives word that her uncle Jack came home with influenza and infected his wife and child. His wife recovered, but Jack and his son did not. Influenza comes to England too, infecting their friends and neighbors. Nan has become pregnant. When her mother is out, she takes the money saved and journeys to Ireland to see Finbarr. When she arrives, however, Mrs. Mahoney is not happy to see her and asks her to leave. Nan persists, but Finbarr has influenza. Mr. Mahoney arrives, and eventually Nan is allowed in to see him, but they are forbidden to touch.

Pages 132-139 Summary: “The Disappearance”

In the hotel in Harrogate, Chilton questions Nan with Agatha’s photo. Nan claims not to have seen her. She meets Lizzie’s husband, Donny, and sits with them at dinner. The Marstons greet them before sitting down at their own table. The Races are sitting at another table and suddenly erupt into an argument, attracting the attention of the other diners. The hotel owner interrupts and offers them a bottle of champagne to ease the tension. At that moment, Mr. Marston falls to the floor in distress. Mrs.

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