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Subject: Here in U.S., last night PBS just ran BBC's latest incarnation (2015) of the classic '10 little indian' stories -starring Miranda Richardson, Sam Niell, and the great Charles Dance, among others. ...

...But shame on Dame Aggie for her original title.
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Date Posted: Saturday, January 12, 07:28:04pm
In reply to: She was a master of suspense! 's message, ""And Then There Were None" and "The ABC Murders" are two more of my favorites." on Saturday, January 12, 05:13:13pm

"And Then There Were None" is a mystery novel by English writer Agatha Christie, her best selling novel and described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939, as "Ten Little Niggers", after the British blackface song, which serves as a major plot point. ...

The US edition was released in January 1940 with the title And Then There Were None, which is taken from the last five words of the song. All successive American reprints and adaptations use that title, except for the Pocket Books paperbacks published between 1964 and 1986, which appeared under the title Ten Little Indians. The book is the world's best-selling mystery, and with over 100 million copies sold is one of the best-selling books of all time. Publications International lists the novel as the sixth best-selling title!

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The original title was based on a famous song at the time. (NT)It would have been fine, but then political correctness ruined it, like it did so many other things.Saturday, January 12, 08:01:21pm

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