Time for the first T3 of 2015. This month’s theme is Favorite Literary Man (thanks to Val of Muse Fondue for the idea!). Of course, I have some fictional crushes and book boyfriends (come back Tuesday to read more on that subject), but my all time favorite literary man is Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. He is so endearingly pompous!
“Really, my friend! But I will not sit back and say ‘le bon Dieu has arranged everything, and I will not interfere.’ Because I am convinced that le bon Dieu created Hercule Poirot for the express purpose of interfering. It is my métier.”
“You speak without reflection, Hastings. No ordinary person could have prevented it–but what good is it to be Hercule Poirot with grey cells of a finer quality than other people’s, if you do not manage to do what ordinary people cannot?”
– Agatha Christie, Peril at End House
He was hardly more than five feet four inches, but carried himself with great dignity. His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military. The neatness of his attire was almost incredible; I believe a speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound.
– Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles
I chose all neutrals, and a traditionally masculine houndstooth print. My tights have a bow tie print (I wonder how Poirot would feel about my mixing prints?!?). The heirloom 1920s era locket and mustache cuff bracelet finish off my tribute.
Now it’s your turn! Who’s your Favorite Literary Man?