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Saturday, 6 January 2018

Carden name used by Agatha Christie

Lynn Bateman wrote in 2011: Agatha Christie seemed quite fond of the name Carden.  She used it in two of her books for minor characters, and I came across it again as part of an address whilst playing a computer game of one of her stories - Evil Under the Sun.  Can't wait to get back and find out whodunit!

Lynn has carried out some wonderful research into the many Cardens from Ballina in Co Mayo, which I am hoping to publish soon in a book on branches originating from there and Co Sligo.  I will include a brilliant essay she has written on the Irish in Liverpool, including the current MP, Dan Carden, and his father Mike Carden a leader of the dock strikers in the 1990s.

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