About Emily Trefusis
Lisa-MarieDhondt Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium
Hello everyone! New here and my question may seem a bit random but here goes: ever since I was very young, I was fascinated by the character names Agatha Christie used. They seemed so glamorous to a young girl Yesterday I watched Sittaford with Timothy Dalton (I do enjoy Marple, I admit they stray hella far from the books but there is so much more to enjoy in the acting and the period details, I really do like it) and was struck by Emily Trefusis. After 'Restarick' my favourite name. When she introduces herself, people tend to say 'Trefusis...? As in...' to which she replies 'yes'. I used to simply think it meant 'daddy is rich and well known' as was the case often in Christie novels but then I remembered Violet Trefusis (the girl marrying Trevelyan is named Violet) and I wondered if both people's reaction to the name Trefusis ánd Violet being named Violet was because of thé Violet Trefusis? I know my whole build-up is longwinded but I hope my question is clear. I always felt quite sorry for poor Violet (the real one).