History Literature / CatAmongThePigeons

13th Apr '17 5:00:32 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* AmateurSleuth / KidDetective : Julia Upjohn has definite shades of this. Not only does she [[spoiler: deduce the existence of and then find the cache of hidden jewels]], she actually figures out a large part of what's going on, when all the grown-ups around her (including Miss Bulstrode and Adam Goodman), are pretty much clueless. She's then intelligent enough to realize that she knows enough to be in danger, and promptly goes to see Poirot.

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* AmateurSleuth / KidDetective : Julia Upjohn has definite shades of this. Not only does she [[spoiler: deduce the existence of and then find the cache of hidden jewels]], she actually figures out a large part of what's going on, when all the grown-ups around her (including Miss Bulstrode and Adam Goodman), are pretty much clueless. She's then [[GenreSavvy intelligent enough to realize that she knows enough to be in danger, danger]], and promptly goes to see Poirot.
13th Apr '17 4:57:18 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* FamedInUniverse: Meadowbank is one of the most well-known girls' schools in England, numbering women well-known and successful in all walks of life among it's graduates. Miss Bulstrode has elements of this among the school population, probably for good reason.

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* FamedInUniverse: FamedInStory: Meadowbank is one of the most well-known famous girls' schools in England, numbering women many well-known and successful women in all walks of life among it's graduates. Miss Bulstrode has elements of this among the school population, probably for good reason.
13th Apr '17 4:54:25 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: or rather, activity. At one point, Miss Bulstrode and Poirot think it might be a good idea to get in contact with Mrs Upjohn, and get some more details on exactly who she was talking about on first day of term, so they naturally enough ask Julia.
--> Julia: I'm sorry, but Mummy's gone to Anatolia on a bus.
--> (after Julia leaves)
--> Miss Bulstrode: Gone to Anatolia on a bus? The child said it as if she'd taken the 43 bus to Selfridges!
13th Apr '17 4:50:36 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* NameDrop: by Eileen Rich, talking about the odd feeling she's had since the beginning of term (Eileen is noted to be highly intuitive)
--> Eileen: ... it's like a cat among the pigeons, but we can't ''see'' the cat.
13th Apr '17 4:46:24 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* AmateurSleuth / KidDetective : Julia Upjohn has definite shades of this. Not only does she [[spoiler: deduce the existence of and then find the cache of hidden jewels]], she actually figures out a large part of what's going on, when all the grown-ups around her (including Miss Bulstrode and Adam Goodman), are pretty much clueless. She's then intelligent enough to realize that she knows enough to be in danger, and promptly goes to see Poirot.


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* UndercoverCopReveal : Adam Goodman. His actual agency isn't specified, but he's either Special Branch or domestic intelligence. Played with in that the reader is introduced to him as he's instructed to go undercover, played straight later on with the police Inspector investigating Miss Springer's murder during his initial questioning.
13th Apr '17 4:33:59 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* FamedInUniverse: Meadowbank is one of the most well-known girls' schools in England, numbering women famous in all walks of life among it's graduates. Miss Bulstrode has elements of this among the school population, probably for good reason.

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* FamedInUniverse: Meadowbank is one of the most well-known girls' schools in England, numbering women famous well-known and successful in all walks of life among it's graduates. Miss Bulstrode has elements of this among the school population, probably for good reason.
13th Apr '17 4:32:38 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* Callback : Julia Upjohn, who [[spoiler: discovers the cache of jewels and]] brings the case to Poirot's attention, is the god-daughter of Maureen Summerhayes from Literature/MrsMcGintysDead. Leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny :
-->Julia: Auntie Maureen really is great fun - and she makes the most smashing omelettes
-->Poirot: Then I, Poirot, have not lived in vain. For it was I who taught your Aunt to make an omelette.


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* FamedInUniverse: Meadowbank is one of the most well-known girls' schools in England, numbering women famous in all walks of life among it's graduates. Miss Bulstrode has elements of this among the school population, probably for good reason.
23rd Jan '17 2:37:34 PM yisfidri
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* AgeLift: Honoria Bulstrode 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.
22nd Jan '17 12:47:01 AM yisfidri
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In 2008, ITV adapted the story for ''{{Series/Poirot}}''.

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In 2008, ITV adapted the story for ''{{Series/Poirot}}''.
the eleventh season of ''{{Series/Poirot}}''. Tropes concerning the adaptation are listed on the series page.
21st Jan '17 10:20:03 AM yisfidri
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In 2008, ITV adapted the story for ''{{Series/Poirot}}''.



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



* 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 the final third of the story. In the TV 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.



* 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.]]

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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.]]



* 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]].
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