In an all-new edition, an engaging and illuminating chronicle of the life of the “Queen of Mystery,” complete with a bonus CD featuring the voice of the grande dame herself Agatha Christie was a woman of mystery, in every sense of the word. Her novels made her the world’s best-selling author,... show more
In an all-new edition, an engaging and illuminating chronicle of the life of the “Queen of Mystery,” complete with a bonus CD featuring the voice of the grande dame herself Agatha Christie was a woman of mystery, in every sense of the word. Her novels made her the world’s best-selling author, but her private life was hidden from view. For many years she dodged reporters and gave no interviews, and for a brief time she famously disappeared. She started writing her autobiography in April 1950 and finished it fifteen years later, when she was seventy-five years old and decided “it seems the right moment to stop.” In this book, which was originally published in 1977 in the United States by Dodd, Mead & Company, Agatha Christie sheds light on her past. She tells of her childhood in Victorian England, her volunteer work during World War II, her rise to success, her working habits, the inspiration for her most famous characters—Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple—and the places and people that influenced her. After being out of print for several years, this book is being brought back in a new hardcover edition with a CD featuring excerpts dictated by Agatha Christie herself.
Publish date: November 22nd 2011
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
Towards the beginning of the war, Graham Greene had written to me and asked if I would like to do propaganda work. I did not think I was the kind of writer who would be any good at propaganda, because I lacked the single-mindedness to see only one side of the case. Nothing could be more ineffectual ...
Chcąc się dowiedzieć co nie co o "królowej kryminału" postanowiłam sięgnąć po jej autobiografię. Książka, a właściwie jej treść okazały się niezwykle interesujące, tudzież coś sprawiło, że czytało ją się dosyć ciężko. Być może to nietypowy format książki i duże strony do, których nie przywykłam. Z "...
Este é daqueles livros apropriados para os fãs de Agatha Christie, como eu. Para quem quiser saber mais sobre a autora, não existe livro melhor do que a sua auto-biografia. Adorei.
A lovely look at an interesting life. Please read my complete review here:http://cineastesbookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/11/review-and-giveaway-agatha-christie.html
A simply delightful and wonderful peek into late Victorian / early Edwardian life, not to mention one of the world's most popular authors. Read my entire review here: http://cineastesbookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/11/review-and-giveaway-agatha-christie.html