Agahta Christie: An Autobiography by Agatha Christie [Christie, Agatha]

By Agatha Christie [Christie, Agatha]

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A new-look printing of Agatha Christie's 'most soaking up secret' to mark the twenty fifth anniversary of her dying. Agatha Christie died on 12 January 1976, having turn into the best-selling novelist in historical past. Her autobiography, released in 1977 a 12 months after her dying, tells of her interesting deepest lifestyles, from early youth via marriages and global Wars, and her reports either as a author and on archaeological expeditions along with her moment husband, Max Mallowan. not just does the booklet exhibit the genuine genius of her mythical luck, however the tale is vividly advised and as alluring as certainly one of her novels.

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I had a very happy childhood. I had a home and a garden that I loved; a wise and patient Nanny; as father and mother two people who loved each other dearly and made a success of their marriage and of parenthood. Looking back I feel that our house was truly a happy house. That was largely due to my father, for my father was a very agreeable man. The quality of agreeableness Is not much stressed nowadays. People tend to ask if a man is clever, industrious, if he contributes to the well-being of the community, if he ‘counts’ in the scheme of things.

Asked Nursie wistfully. ’ Nursie returned to her gambit. ‘Whatever you think right, Sir,’ she said with dignity. My father thereupon wrote down sixty-four. Nursie’s attitude has its echoes in present times. When my husband, Max, was dealing with Polish and Yugoslav pilots during the last war, he encountered the same reaction. ’ ‘Anywhere you like. ’ The ridiculous unimportance of these factual details could not be more clearly stressed. Arabs are much the same. ’ The father turns out to be just short of fifty.

There is a picture on the wall by a young Iraqi artist, of two donkeys going through the Souk, all done in a maze of brightly coloured cubes. There is a window looking out east towards the snow-topped mountains of Kurdistan. On the outside of the door is affixed a square card on which is printed in cuneiform BEIT AGATHA (Agatha’s House). So this is my ‘house’ and the idea is that in it I have complete privacy and can apply myself seriously to the business of writing. As the dig proceeds there will probably be no time for this.

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