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Agatha Christie: An Autobiography [With CD (Audio)] (Hardcover)
Back in print in an all-new edition, is the engaging and illuminating chronicle of the life of the Queen of Mystery. Fans of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple and readers of John Curran's fascinating biographies Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks and Murder in the Making will be spellbound by the compelling, authoritative account of one of the world's most influential and fascinating novelists, told in her own words and inimitable style. The New York Times Book Review calls Christie's autobiography a joyful adventure, saying, she brings the sense of wonder...to her extraordinary career.
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.
“This book proves as inspiring as it is charming and absorbing.”
“Brisk and admirable….Capturing the experience of a generation too often made over-grim or over-glorious, it is the autobiography of a woman, not merely a writer.”
-Los Angeles Times
“Contains some wonderful treats....Christie writes with such wit and insight that all 542 pages fly.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A fun read, full of detail about upper-crust life in the Victorian era and about Christie’s own surprise at finding herself a mystery novelist.”
-Charlotte News & Observer
“The history of a unique upbringing in a time long gone. It’s a portrait of a childhood and young womanhood that vanished with World War I.”
“Christie writes with a wonderful dry wit. It is fascinating to see how people she met became characters in her novels.”
“Joyful adventure….She brings the sense of wonder…to her extraordinary career.”
-New York Times Book Review
“Agatha Christie is no longer merely one of my favorite writers. She is now one of my favorite people.”
“A delightful autobiography….Warm, witty and discerning.”
-Los Angeles Times
“Wonderfully easy to read and engrossing.”
-The Times (London)
“Agatha Christie’s most absorbing mystery – the story of her own unusual life. She has put it all on record: her early romances; a broken (and a happy) marriage; strange events on the path to roaring success.”
-Daily Mail (London)
“A wonderful book—written with a delight in the gradual unfolding of 75 years through the eyes of an exceptional old lady and writer.”
-Financial Times (London)