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In the short story Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Mrs Amelia Hill was the housekeeper of Anthony Gascoigne. She also served as his nurse for fourteen years during his illness and was with him when he died. She was bitter because Anthony Gascoigne had only left an old will leaving everything to his wife, or if she predeceased him, to his brother Henry. There was therefore no provision for her. She also told Poirot about a visit George Lorrimer had made to Anthony in an unsuccessful attempt to reconcile the two brothers.

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Amelia Hill also appears in the film adaptation of the story in episode 4 of Series 1 of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot drama series. In the film, she is played by Hilary Mason.

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