Agatha Christie's novel, Why Didn't They Ask Evans? is an adventure story with overtones of comedy and romance. Despite the light tone, many of the characters are uncertain of their role in life. What does this novel tell us of the individual and social problems found in interwar Britain?
Christie, A. Why didn't they ask Evans?
Gilbert, S.M. "Soldier's Heart", Reading 3, HST303 Readings.
Gill, G. Agatha Christie: The woman and her mysteries.
Light, A. "Agatha Christie and conservative modernity". Reading 11, HST303 Readings.
Marwick, A. Class, image and reality. Part 1, 25-97.
Spoto, D. The decline and fall of the House of Windsor. (pp. 190-215).
Stevenson, J. and Cook, C. Britain in the depression. Society and politics 1929-39. Esp Chapters 12, 13 & 14.
Taylor, A.J.P. English history 1914-1945.
Thorpe, A. Britain in the 1930s. (esp Ch 4).
Length: 3000 words
Must be original (Must pass Turn-It-In)
Must be well written, good grammar etc.