History Literature / CatAmongThePigeons

14th Jul '16 10:56:40 PM Adept
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* AgeLift: Honoria Bulstrode is an old lady who is reaching her retirement age in the books. In the TV version, she's still a relatively young woman who wanted to retire because she no longer felt the challenge and thrills of running a school.

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* AgeLift: Honoria Bulstrode is an old lady who is already reaching her retirement age in the books. In the TV version, she's still a relatively young woman who wanted to retire because she no longer felt the challenge and thrills of running a school.
14th Jul '16 1:20:49 AM Adept
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* AgeLift: Honoria Bulstrode is an old lady who is reaching her retirement age in the books. In the TV version, she's still a relatively young woman who wanted to retire because she no longer feels the challenge and thrills of running a school.

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* AgeLift: Honoria Bulstrode is an old lady who is reaching her retirement age in the books. In the TV version, she's still a relatively young woman who wanted to retire because she no longer feels felt the challenge and thrills of running a school.



* SparedInTheAdaptation: Miss Rich (who took on Miss Vanistart's role of the second victim) did not die after being attacked from behind. Likewise, [[spoiler:Miss Chadwick]] survives after taking the bullet for [[spoiler:Miss Bulstrode]].

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* SparedInTheAdaptation: SparedByTheAdaptation: Miss Rich (who took on Miss Vanistart's role of the second victim) did not die after being attacked from behind. Likewise, [[spoiler:Miss Chadwick]] survives after taking the bullet for [[spoiler:Miss Bulstrode]].
14th Jul '16 1:19:42 AM Adept
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* AgeLift: Honoria Bulstrode is an old lady who is reaching her retirement age in the books. In the TV version, she's still a relatively young woman who wanted to retire because she no longer feels the challenge and thrills of running a school.



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* SternTeacher: Miss Bulstrode.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Miss Chadwick]] does it for [[spoiler:Miss Bulstrode]].

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* SternTeacher: SparedInTheAdaptation: Miss Bulstrode.
* TakingTheBullet:
Rich (who took on Miss Vanistart's role of the second victim) did not die after being attacked from behind. Likewise, [[spoiler:Miss Chadwick]] does it survives after taking the bullet for [[spoiler:Miss Bulstrode]].Bulstrode]].
%%* SternTeacher: Miss Bulstrode.
7th Jul '16 8:51:50 PM Adept
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* AscendedExtra: In an odd fashion, Poirot himself. In the books, he's mostly a secondary character who doesn't become involved in the case until a student discovered an important secret after the second murder, and went to him for consultation. In the TV series, he's an old friend of Miss Bullstrode, whom the headmistress had invited in the beginning of the semester to help her choose a suitable successor for her.
* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler:Miss Blanche. It gets her killed, just like all of Christie's other blackmailers.]]

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* AscendedExtra: In an odd fashion, Poirot himself. In the books, he's mostly a secondary character who doesn't become involved in the case until a student discovered an important secret after the second murder, and went to him for consultation. final third of the story. In the TV series, adaptation, he's an old friend of Miss Bullstrode, whom the headmistress had invited in the beginning of the semester to help her choose a suitable successor for her.
* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler:Miss Blanche. It Blanche]] knew the identity of Miss Springer's killer and attempted to blackmail them. Unsurprisingly, this only gets her killed, just like all of Christie's other blackmailers.]] killed.
7th Jul '16 7:03:11 PM Adept
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* AscendedExra: In an odd fashion, Poirot himself. In the books, he's mostly a secondary character who doesn't become involved in the case until a student discovered an important secret after the second murder, and went to him for consultation. In the TV series, he's an old friend of Miss Bullstrode, whom the headmistress had invited in the beginning of the semester to help her choose a suitable successor for her.

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* AscendedExra: AscendedExtra: In an odd fashion, Poirot himself. In the books, he's mostly a secondary character who doesn't become involved in the case until a student discovered an important secret after the second murder, and went to him for consultation. In the TV series, he's an old friend of Miss Bullstrode, whom the headmistress had invited in the beginning of the semester to help her choose a suitable successor for her.
7th Jul '16 6:59:58 PM Adept
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* AscendedExra: In an odd fashion, Poirot himself. In the books, he's mostly a secondary character who doesn't become involved in the case until a student discovered an important secret after the second murder, and went to him for consultation. In the TV series, he's an old friend of Miss Bullstrode, whom the headmistress had invited in the beginning of the semester to help her choose a suitable successor for her.



* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Miss Chadwick]] does it for [[spoiler:Miss Bulstrode]].

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* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Miss Chadwick]] does it for [[spoiler:Miss Bulstrode]].
24th Oct '15 3:47:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Julia Upjohn. When someone shows up claiming to be delivering a new tennis racket for Julia's friend Jennifer (and who insists on taking Jennifer's old racket while she's at it), Julia immediately realizes that something must be up with the tennis racket. And she has the sense to then go to Poirot for help, rather than trying to do something stupid by herself.
21st Jan '15 2:07:30 PM Angeldeb82
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* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Miss Blanche]].
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: ''Twice.'' Prince Ali Yusuf, who fears an assassination attempt, hands the jewels off to Bob. Bob realizes that having the jewels makes ''him'' a target, and hides them in his sister's luggage.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Miss Blanche]].
Blanche.]]
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: ''Twice.'' Prince Ali Yusuf, who fears an assassination attempt, hands the jewels off to Bob. Bob realizes that having the jewels makes ''him'' a target, and hides them in his sister's luggage.



* NeverOneMurder: [[spoiler:Three murders are committed by two people with entirely different motives.]]

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* NeverOneMurder: [[spoiler:Three murders are committed by two people with entirely different motives. In the ''Poirot'' adaptation, however, it was two murders; the murder of Miss Vansittart is replaced by the attempted murder of Miss Rich by Miss Chadwick.]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:One of the murderers, Miss Chadwick,]] redeems herself by taking a bullet to stop her best friend being killed and thus atoning for her own crime.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:One of the murderers, Miss Chadwick,]] redeems herself by taking a bullet TakingTheBullet to stop her best friend being killed and thus atoning for her own crime.
17th Aug '14 7:17:56 PM emmaliza
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* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Miss Blanche, who is actually impersonating her sister Angele who died, and who earned her teaching references.]] It's not as relevant to the plot as you might expect.



* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Eileen Rich, a respectable schoolteacher, has an illegitimate child and is among the most sympathetic characters in the novel. Honoria Bulstrode, her headmistress, does not hold this against her, provided it does not become public knowledge. [[spoiler:The novel ends with the implication that Bulstrode has chosen Rich as her eventual successor.]]

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* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Eileen Rich, a respectable schoolteacher, has [[spoiler:has an illegitimate child child]] and is among the most sympathetic characters in the novel. Honoria Bulstrode, her headmistress, does not hold this against her, provided it does not become public knowledge. [[spoiler:The novel ends with the implication that Bulstrode has chosen Rich as her eventual successor.]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:One of the murderers, Miss Chadwick,]] redeems herself by taking a bullet to stop her best friend being killed and thus atoning for her own crime.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:One of the murderers, Miss Chadwick,]] redeems herself by taking a bullet to stop her best friend being killed and thus atoning for her own crime. crime.
* SternTeacher: Miss Bulstrode.
15th Aug '14 6:22:12 AM yisfidri
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book Miss Springer is a comparatively innocuous character; in the ''Series/Poirot'' adaptation, she becomes a nasty sadist and an AssholeVictim.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book Miss Springer is a comparatively innocuous character; in the ''Series/Poirot'' ''{{Series/Poirot}}'' adaptation, she becomes a nasty sadist and an AssholeVictim.
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