A telegram sent by Noel Coward to Agatha Christie has been discovered inside an old bureau while it was being restored in Gloucestershire.
The message, dating back to 1957, congratulates her on The Mousetrap breaking the record for the longest running show in London’s West End.
A record Coward had previously held.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.