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In the novel One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, Georgina Morley is the sister of Henry Morley.

Miss Morley kept house for her brother, and is described as being a "large woman rather like a female grenadier". She speaks in a deep bass voice.

After the death of her brother, Miss Morley tells Poirot and Chief Inspector Japp that there was nothing on her brother's mind, and that he had no reason for taking his own life. She also tells them about how her brother had disapproved of the relationship between Gladys Nevill and Frank Carter, and had tried to get Gladys to break it off.

Miss Morley also tells Poirot and Japp that her brother was making a good income, and had a certain amount put by. Other than a hundred pounds which was left to Gladys Nevill, she inherited his money.

Miss Morley later moves to a small country cottage near Hertford. Agnes Fletcher, her parlourmaid at Queen Charlotte Street also accompanies her there. When Poirot calls on her there, her face is described as having "grown slightly grimmer, her carriage more upright, her general attitude towards life more unyielding". The inquest had found that Mr Morley had mistakenly given Mr Amberiotis an overdose of adrenaline and novocaine, which cast a slur on Mr Morley's professional name. Miss Morley resented this.

Portrayals[]

In the 1992 ITV TV adaptation of the novel in the series Agatha Christie's Poirot, Georgina Morley is portrayed by Rosalind Knight. Like in the original, after she leaves Queen Charlotte Street, she is also accompanied by Agnes Fletcher but in this adaptation, Poirot does not visit Georgina in the country. He only interviews her with Japp at the surgery shortly after the murder.

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