A seeming chronology mistake in Crooked House
Hi there, I'm new to this board, and I joined it mainly because of what seems to be a chronological error in Crooked House. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this, and thanks in advance for any responses.
The story begins with the information that "towards the end of the war" (which turns out to be the Second World War), Sophia Leonides was 22 years old. If "towards the end of the war" is taken to be 1944 or 1945, that would put Sophia's year of birth early in the 1920s.
Halfway through chapter 3, we learn that Sophia's grandmother, the first wife of Aristide Leonides, died in 1905. Then, towards the end of chapter 4, when Sophia and Charles are having their initial private conversation while seated on the "rustic wooden seat of great discomfort" in the neglected rock garden at Three Gables on Charles' first visit there, Sophia is talking about her family and says: "... and then there was my grandmother. I only just remember her, but I've heard a good deal about her."
Clearly Sophia couldn't have remembered her grandmother at all, if she was born in the early 1920s and her grandmother died in 1905. What I'm wondering is, was the year of the grandmother's death as it stands in my copy of the book a typographical error, or was this an oversight of Agatha Christie's?