IT’S all happening in Britain in 2015, from Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink to the Rugby World Cup. Alice is turning 150 and Emma is 200 — Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, that is, and Jane Austen’s Emma. Oxford, where Carroll lived, has special events in store and Emma fans should head, of course, to the city of Bath but also to Jane Austen’s House Museum, in the village of Chawton near Alton in Hampshire, which occupies the 18thcentury house in which the novelist spent the last eight years of her life. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill and his commemoration trail includes his home Chartwell, now a National Trust property, plus the Churchill War Rooms in London and his birthplace, Blenheim Palace. T&I likes the sound of this year’s festival of Agatha Christie, marking the 125th anniversary of her birth and the 63rd year of The Mousetrap, the world’s longest-running theatre production. Make the pilgrimage to Greenway (pictured), Christie’s summer residence in south Devon, open to the public since 2009; prepare by reading the Countess of Crime’s 1956 novel Dead Man’s Folly; the country residence she describes therein is Greenway. Happy sleuthing. More: visitbritain.com; nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway.