BBC Radio Essex featured Margery Allingham and her book The Oaken Heart written about life in the village of Tolleshunt D’Arcy where Margery lived during the Second World War. The BBC Essex Quest included a clue which took the team to Margery’s house in the village where they met Julia Jones, author of the biography of Margery, The Adventures of Margery Allingham, and Francis Ponder (pictured below) who grew up in the village and knew Margery from his time there as a boy.
Click on the link below to listen to the programme. The Quest team meet Julia and Francis at approximately 1:28:30 into the programme. Their conversation lasts a little over ten minutes.
Julia will be speaking at the forthcoming Allingham Convention in April. For more information about the Convention and to book your place see the Events Page:
For those who are interesting in reading Julia’s biography of Margery, it can be obtained from Amazon through the link below: