Talk:The Clocks (novel)
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Colin Lamb's parentage?
What evidence is there that Colin 'Lamb' is Superintendent Battle's son? I'm willing to believe it but it would be helpful if the article mentioned the evidence for this theory. Drfryer (talk) 22:44, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
Anne Hart, in her work Poirot: the Life and Times of Hercule Poirot (Harper Collins 1997), makes this suggestion. See Chapter 6, note 6: "It is likely that Colin Lamb, who operated under an assumed name, was the son of Superintendent Battle, Poirot's old friend from Cards on the Table". 184.108.40.206 (talk) 01:22, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
Character list from previous edit
An anonymous editor took a lot of trouble to produce the following list of characters which I am replacing in my own edit with a list more in keeping with the general style of such lists. I append it here for those who are interested.
- Edna Brent-She realized too late that some of the facts the police recorded were sheer fiction.
- Miss Martindale-President of a secretarial school her testimony on events was accurate to the precise minute--too accurate.
- Sheila Webb-Her routine life was livened by an extremely dead corpse when she arrived at a strange house filled with very familiar objects.
- Mr. R.H. Curry-It seemed that he came to the Crescent just to keep an appointment with murder.
- Miss Pebmarsh-A blind teacher, her knowledge of Braile was even more useful outside the classroom.
- Colin Lamb-He followed the wrong address and stumbled in to the wrong crime; in fact, everything looked upside down, until he viewed it that way.
- Dick Hardcastle-A Detective Inspector, he had the ability to amass the important facts--not analyze them.
- James Waterhouse-He seemed too timid to be involved in murder--unless he could be certain that the result would be greater than the risk.
- Miss Waterhouse-A stern and matter-of-fact woman, she managed her household and her brother with equal ease.
- Mrs. Hemming-Totally absorbed in caring for her cats, she was unaware of being a next-door neighbor to murder.
- Josiah Bland-A builder, his life was like the houses he constructed-everything looke dmore or less all right from the outside.
- Valerie Bland-A nervous woman who seemed to enjoy her role as a semi-invalid, she told the police more than she realized.
- Mrs. Ramsay-A harassed housewife, she never asked questions when she knew she didn't want to hear the ansers.
- Mrs. McNaughton-She was so anxious to help out the police that she would have given them any information--true of false.
- Mr. McNaughton-A retired professor, he seemed so hale and hearty that his friends thought it odd when he resigned his Chair--on the ground of death.
- Hercule Poirot-An armchair detective, his stanard formula of C=S enabled him to see through the complex to the simple--the very simple because it all had happened before.
--Sordel 14:34, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
That sounds a lot like the character list that appeared at the front of the book. (It's been many years since I read it, so I can't remember if it's the same.) Ralphmerridew (talk) 01:03, 30 January 2009 (UTC)