The 2014 International Agatha Christie Festival takes place this week in Torquay. Christie is another author who, like Trollope, is sometimes subject to criticism for simply churning out her books. The implication of this is that they are not artists but mere craftsmen. There may also be more than a little envy in there as well, given that both were commercially successful. Indeed, both needed the money at the outset of their careers and saw writing as a means to support themselves. This may have put them beyond the pale with certain critics. However, their fans might beg to differ.
For more information on the festival see the webpage below: