I read a lot of books in my childhood and put down thepractice to a long dark winter night and the fire blazingand a cup of cocoa in my hand I pulled out a good bookfrom my book shelf and became the number one girlin school reading class.However, at the age of ten I was overall writer andwinner of the year for my short stories read out byour Sister of St Louis and I got all the "Congratulations"necessary from my class mates and from Sister Florence.Little did I know at the time that it was history in the makingand I put it down to the reading I did in private as I wasa private student from 3 years old up to 17 years old. Ihasten to add my tutor was from the local Convent ofSt. Louis and she used to compliment "we girls" as suchas the best that she had produced as we were good girlswith manners deportment and brains ...But the wheel turns full circle and these days even though Iretired a year ago I am being /pulled out/ of retirement andI wonder why ... is it as they suggested around the cornerto become a /coffee maker/ or are there great things instore even today.I will keep you posted ... and I still enjoy Agatha Christie''swonderful stories ... murder, mystery and intrigue. In factI was so overjoyed about finding a DVD on the same authorI bought: Murder on the Orient Express and I have satthere in front of my computer and home theatre absolutelyglued to the PC ... its a great thrill .. wondering evocative of thatperiod between the Wars 1 and 11 ... excellent viewing andreading and I recommend Agatha Christie to our readerstoday!Excellent stuff! Wow!Keep up the good work!