On December 15, Agatha Christie’s 130th birthday was commemorated in Torquay, a seaside town in southern England. Taking advantage of this reason and his visit to our island in February 1927, the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today inaugurated a plaque, with his name, in the square near the surfing area of Las Canteras beach, La Cicer. It is added to the one that already exists in the place where he stayed, the Hotel Metropole.
And it is that the creator of the inspector Hercules Poirot was not only fond of sea bathing, but also surfing, and she may have used the beaches of Las Palmas to practice it. And here he took advantage of our climate to rest and write “The companion lady (The Companion).
“This is how he describes his stay in Las Palmas in his “Autobiography”: “It had two perfect beaches; the temperature was also: the average was about 25 degrees, which for me is the ideal summer temperature. Most of the day there was a great breeze blowing and the nights were warm enough to sit outside for dinner. “