44 pages 1 hour read

Nina de Gramont

The Christie Affair

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

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Pages 155-178Chapter Summaries & Analyses

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Pages 155-161 Summary: “Here Lies Sister Mary”

Nan reflects on the child she will go on to have with Archie, whom she loved but who would never replace the child she had lost. At the convent, Nan labors beside other young women who have been sent there to wait out their pregnancies. She believes that Finbarr will return to her. Alongside her are three others: Bess, Fiona, and Susanna. Bess is farther along in her pregnancy, and they compare what it feels like to have a baby growing inside them.

One of the nuns comes to summon Bess to the priest, Father Joseph. After she leaves, Nan and Fiona talk about Bess’s American man, and Nan considers Father Joseph’s attentions toward Bess.

Pages 162-166 Summary: “The Disappearance”

Agatha faces Chilton at the door of the house where she is staying. She attempts to deny her identity, but the inspector is not fooled. Finbarr arrives and attempts to corroborate her story. Agatha finds herself growing attracted to Chilton. Chilton backs down, telling Agatha she can have the day to consider, and he will come back in the morning. Leaving the house, he reflects that Agatha is not in any danger, and he can enjoy his vacation for one more day.

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