Although I was born in the swinging sixties and lived my teens throughout the New Romantic era, I like to think of myself as one of those people who embrace moving with the times. However, in a modern day world where the pressure to create something fresh and exciting is becoming increasingly predominant, more and more creative artists are looking at successful classical characters to revamp.
Last year Sophie Hannah was commissioned to write Agatha Christie’s, Poirot. This caused a big hoo-ha at the time, with readers up in arms stating that no one could ever take the place of their most revered and favourite author. It was certainly not a case of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ because readers were horrified that anyone from the 21st century would think themselves worthy of such a feat; openly criticizing the relatives of Christie on their decision.
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