Carved into the globe on the top surface are the key places visited along her life’s journey. Orchestrated with Torquay centred to the front, areas of influence some of which then eminate into her literary works such as Egypt, Turkey and Iraq are picked out. A train track shows the route of the Orient Express. The sculpture is designed to be tactile and is embedded with braille throughout so that the story reaches out to as many audiences as possible. School children can take rubbings off the bronze and explore the stories.
Above us leaning forward is Agatha dressed as a Red Cross nurse in the Voluntary Aid Detachment during the First World War. The tunic and pose has stunning movement and style symptomatic of the period between Art Nouveau and Deco, it has a sense of mischief within it, as if asking you to gather round and listen to her stories or nursery ryhmes. There is a poppy sculpted into the tunic that signifies the Belgian soldiers and refugees she looked after in the First World War.The giant book depicts both her life on one page and her works on the other. Her left hand is placed as if about to turn the page on a new adventure or chapter of her life. On the one hand we emphasise the message of wellbeing on the other the message of inspiration. A dynamic swoosh made of books sits forward of the globe and depicts the fantastic energy and inspiration of her main literary works. 66 Novels and 14 short stories.