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.
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!