I've been reading Agatha Christie's novels over the past few months and I have to admit to how captivating they are. As I was reading her novel "The Secret Of Chimneys", I came across a few words that seemed probably odd to me and I just had to ask this question.
Firstly, the word "Hullo".
Was it how they basically said "Hello" back in old England?
Second, the sentence "You are in error, Mr Lomax. To my knowledge I have not this lady seen before. A complete stranger she is to me". My question is in "I have not this lady seen before", is this another way of basically saying "I have not seen this lady before"? So is it just a matter of sentence structure?
I have to admit to the amount of perfect english used in this novel specifically. I have not read anything so captivating and nicely written in quite sometime. Thus I appreciate the help!