The autobiography of the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie.
Originally published in 1977 and out-of-print, this new edition of Christie s autobiography includes a CD of the grand dame of mystery authors expounding on her life as a writer making it especially welcome as a holiday treat for all Christie fans. Although Christie s tales reportedly still sell in numbers only exceeded by the Bible and Shakespeare, and are almost as timeless, her life (1890 1976) and work go back a long way. If the descriptions of the happy (despite the death of her feckless father), comfortable Victorian-era childhood of a genius of genre strikes as a bit ingenuous, things become more delectable with maturity: the travels, the coming-out parties, the nursing career, first marriage, and first publication (The Mysterious Affair at Styles). Christie s decision to utter not a word about her celebrated disappearance is as revealing as it is secretive. Her second marriage, to a younger Catholic archeologist, marks the beginning of the satisfying years (known to most people as the Great Depression). In all, after a somewhat tiresome first third in muted colors, this memoir fulfills the intention to extend by one year the 120th anniversary celebration of Christie s birth. 8 pages of color, 16 pages of b&w photos.
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Why is Agatha's autobiography STILL not an AUDIO BOOK??
I have OFTEN wondered why Agatha Christie's own autobiography is STILL yet to be recorded as an AUDIO BOOK? Why is that? Most all of her writings are audio recorded and even RE-recorded and reproduced, but I STILL find myself waiting on a sound recording of her actual autobiography. That leaves me a little annoyed and still wondering…WHY?? I wish her publishing and production companies would pick up on this and produce a nice professional reading of these remembrances of Agatha Christie. I'd be first in line to purchase a copy and I doubt I'm alone in that. This writing also serves as a terrific first-hand account of the English Victorian Era, a period which still fascinates so many of us.
This was a great resource for me while writing a research, it takes time to read but there is a lot of good information.