I took another good anti-UR-infection nap today and fell asleep watching an old film of an Agatha Christie classic…”Death On The Nile”. If anyone is an Agatha Christie fan you would enjoy the videocassette of the Hercule Poirot mystery. It features Peter Ustinov as Poirot with David Niven (Mr. Smooth British Gent) as Poirot’s aide. Bette Davis and Angela Lansbury play roles as eccentric elderly women with two young women in their attendance. Mia Farrow plays the role of the “Frankie’ wronged woman and is very good. Several actors and actresses (Brits) were also part of the large cast and did excellent acting. It was filmed on the real Nile in Eygpt on one of the old fashioned paddle boats that took tourists for cruises on the Nile and visits to the historic sites like Abu Simel. The visit to Abu Simel in this film is dramatic when one of the party tried to kill the rich young heiress by pushing an ancient stone off the top of part of the monument. I love Christie and Poirot stories so I was delighted. The story is set in the earlier part of the 20th century..perhaps the 1920s or 1930s…the clothing and hairdos reflect that era.
A very new book, a gift for my birthday, is the other recommendation. It is written by local Fargo author Marc de Celle. The book is titled HOW FARGO OF YOU! and contains many true accounts of what de Celle calls “the northern prairie culture”. It is definitely a feel-good book about our own area..Fargo and surrounding areas.
One reader, Kirstin Kealy a TV anchorwoman at WDAY channel 6 said this about the book.
“HOW FARGO OF YOU will make you laugh out loud with tears in your eyes! Marc de Celle …gives the inside view of Northern Prairie Culture seldom seen by outsiders while reminding those of us who call Fargo home why we are so lucky to live here.”
I think you would enjoy de Celle’s positive book about our “northern prairie culture” and how it affects our daily lives.