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Monument designer among best-seller finalists

Harvey Gardiner, designer of the Leicester Tigers Foundation Monument which is due to be installed at the club stadium this year, has been selected among the five finalists to create a statue in honour of best-selling author Agatha Christie.

From Kibworth Harcourt in Leicestershire, Harvey has teamed up with Steve Winterburn of Yorkshire Fine Arts to create the concept for a bronze statue of Agatha Christie to be placed in Torquay Harbour.

“Our concept is based on the formative years of Agatha’s childhood and early life. We have set her in the context of her working as a voluntary nurse during the First World War, looking after wounded soldiers and refugees from Belgium.

“[Our] design carries forward this message of wellbeing which resonates as a tribute to the work of the NHS today and serves to inspire people in the future.

“Alongside this, we pick up on the journey of Agatha and discover her life as a mischievous socialite with a passion for travel and adventure. A journey which culminates in the creation of 66 detective novels, 14 short story collections, the longest-running play in the West End and a DBE among many other awards.”

The decision on who is chosen to create the statue is now down to an online public vote.

To learn more about the design team and their concept, click here

Or to place your vote for the design, click here. Voting remains open only until this Sunday (January 16).

For more information on the Leicester Tigers Foundation Monument, click here.