Agatha Christie Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

An English Mystery

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    • $4.99
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Publisher Description

Fans of Murder on the Orient Express won't want to miss out on this insight into the life of arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, as Laura Thompson turns her highly acclaimed biographical skills to Agatha Christie.

'Laura Thompson's outstanding biography . . . is a pretty much perfect capturing of a life' Kate Mosse, Book of the Year 2007

It has been 100 years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. In this biography, Laura Thompson describes the Edwardian world in which she grew up, explores the relationships she had, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the mysteries still surrounding Christie's life - including her disappearance in 1926.

Agatha Christie is a mystery and writing about her is a detection job in itself. But, with access to all of Christie's letters, papers and writing notebooks, as well as interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, but the truth behind her private life as well.

Praise for Laura Thompson

'Laura Thompson has certainly written the last word on Agatha Christie. Her book is a superb piece of biography' Literary Review

'Affectionate, admiring, perceptive and absolutely convincing' Sunday Telegraph

'This splendid account of [Christie's] life and work is unlikely to be bettered' Evening Standard

'A triumphant success' Daily Mail

'This book is a gem: fresh, intelligent and assured' Sunday Times

'Laura Thompson is a fine writer . . . and one can't help admire the way she breathes new life into an intriguing tale' London Review of Books

'Laura Thompson delivers the goods: a compelling narrative' The Times

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2013
March 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Headline
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Dudatuppence ,

Know the who, why and what

If you love her books you will love her story. Here you know Agatha since her girl times, to young lady, woman and aging lady.

She presents her detectives and we investigate her life.

The reading is agreeable and light. A page turned with no mystery in it, but lots of curiosities about Dame Agatha.

She won't comment her mental health troubles, depression or divorce. She keeps it simple and the result is a beauty.

A must read for those who love and admire her.
A five star book.

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