Program 408a: Europe's Royal Families; Agatha Christie's Grand Tour; Bloomsday In Dublin

Release Date: 06-10-2017


We start with a close look at how World War I upended the roles of Europe's monarchies, then hear about Agatha Christie's 1922 Grand Tour to promote the British Empire, as told to her grandson. And, just in time for "Bloomsday," a Dublin tour guide takes us on an audio walk past the city's must-see sights for fans of James Joyce's "Ulysses."


  • Ben Curtis, author of "The Habsburgs: The History of a Dynasty"  (Bloomsbury)
  • Mathew Prichard, grandson of author Agatha Christie, and editor of "The Grand Tour:  Around the World with the Queen of Mystery"  (Harper)
  • Joe Darcy, tour guide based in Dublin

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