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Greg Holch’s Library: A Blog

The First Few Pages: Pilot Program #1Greg Holch Reads And Then There Were None

The First Few Pages is a "reader's advisory" program that grew out of an assignment for a course taught by Pauline Rothstein at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science. It was inspired in part by a presentation by Lois Moore of the New York Public Library.

The purpose of reader’s advisory is to help you find books you might like to read. In this program, I will read you the first few pages of a book, and I hope that this will inspire you to run out and borrow or buy a copy to read. This is Pilot Program #1: Greg Holch Reads "The First Few Pages" of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

And Then There Were None is a mystery novel by Agatha Christie. It was written in 1939 during the Golden Age of mystery novels, and is 257 pages long. This book was written for adults, and the plot does revolve around murder. However, it is commonly read by students in middle school. I have no connection with the author or the publisher. This copy of the book was a holiday gift from my sister, Meredith. Thanks, Mere.

This program was originally recorded on June 21, 2011 and posted on YouTube.

Program written, directed and produced by Greg Holch.

Commentary © 2011 by Greg Holch. All Rights Reserved.

Excerpt from And Then There Were None © 1939, 1940 by Agatha Christie Mallowan. Renewed 1966 by Agatha Christie Mallowan.
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