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Agatha Christie: A Life from Beginning to End (Biographies of British Authors)

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Agatha Christie, born in upper-middle-class British society during the late Victorian era, turned into one of the most prolific and popular mystery writers of all time. Her novels have been translated into forty-four languages and have sold over two billion copies worldwide. Her mysteries continue to sell as new generations of readers discover the delights of her main char Agatha Christie, born in upper-middle-class British society during the late Victorian era, turned into one of the most prolific and popular mystery writers of all time. Her novels have been translated into forty-four languages and have sold over two billion copies worldwide. Her mysteries continue to sell as new generations of readers discover the delights of her main characters, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. In addition, Christie’s plays have been a tremendous success, with The Mousetrap running in London for the past 70 years. This is the story of the best-selling fiction writer of all time—Dame Agatha Christie. Discover a plethora of topics such as An Enchanted Childhood Agatha Meets Archie Christie The Loss of Her Mother and Husband Christie’s Mysterious Disappearance Murder Most Foul: Enter Miss Marple Final Years and Death


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Agatha Christie, born in upper-middle-class British society during the late Victorian era, turned into one of the most prolific and popular mystery writers of all time. Her novels have been translated into forty-four languages and have sold over two billion copies worldwide. Her mysteries continue to sell as new generations of readers discover the delights of her main char Agatha Christie, born in upper-middle-class British society during the late Victorian era, turned into one of the most prolific and popular mystery writers of all time. Her novels have been translated into forty-four languages and have sold over two billion copies worldwide. Her mysteries continue to sell as new generations of readers discover the delights of her main characters, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. In addition, Christie’s plays have been a tremendous success, with The Mousetrap running in London for the past 70 years. This is the story of the best-selling fiction writer of all time—Dame Agatha Christie. Discover a plethora of topics such as An Enchanted Childhood Agatha Meets Archie Christie The Loss of Her Mother and Husband Christie’s Mysterious Disappearance Murder Most Foul: Enter Miss Marple Final Years and Death

30 review for Agatha Christie: A Life from Beginning to End (Biographies of British Authors)

  1. 5 out of 5

    D. Thrush

    I didn’t know much about Agatha Christie until reading this brief 47-page biography. After looking at other reviews, it seems there are quite a few inaccuracies. I expect a bio to be well researched. Though I’ve never read her books and found the plots interesting, this is supposed to be about her life. Hourly History can do a better job.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Bettye McKee

    The Queen of Mystery There was so much that I didn't know that I didn't know about Agatha Christie! I always preferred to read her mysteries rather than her biography. She had an interesting life, an interesting family, and an interesting introduction to writing. Her first book was actually a sibling rivalry competition with her sister. She knew her sister was a talented writer and always doubted her own ability in comparison. Her first husband, Archibald (Archie) Christie, was away fighting a war The Queen of Mystery There was so much that I didn't know that I didn't know about Agatha Christie! I always preferred to read her mysteries rather than her biography. She had an interesting life, an interesting family, and an interesting introduction to writing. Her first book was actually a sibling rivalry competition with her sister. She knew her sister was a talented writer and always doubted her own ability in comparison. Her first husband, Archibald (Archie) Christie, was away fighting a war, and to combat loneliness, she began writing stories. For her first published novel, she received the grand sum of £25. In time, Archie divorced her for another woman. In keeping with her upbringing, she blamed herself for not giving him enough attention. I enjoyed reading this brief peek into Agatha Christie's life and can only deepen my respect for her. 5

  3. 4 out of 5

    Patricia S Winchel

    A Very Creative Mind This is a short but very interesting history of Agatha Christie. She was married twice and had only one daughter, and later, one grandson. She uses the surname of her first husband in her writing, except for a romance series in which she made up a name. I have only read one of her novels, “And then there were none.” I am now interested in reading more of her mysteries. She was driven to write mysteries because of a competition with her older sister, who also wrote. I don’t be A Very Creative Mind This is a short but very interesting history of Agatha Christie. She was married twice and had only one daughter, and later, one grandson. She uses the surname of her first husband in her writing, except for a romance series in which she made up a name. I have only read one of her novels, “And then there were none.” I am now interested in reading more of her mysteries. She was driven to write mysteries because of a competition with her older sister, who also wrote. I don’t believe the older sister was ever very successful.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    After William Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is probably one of the most famous British authors ever. However, I thought this story was rather shallow and it spent more time telling the plots of some of her more famous books and plays than about the Queen of Mystery's life. I was glad that some time was spent on a partial explanation of Christie's disappearance (after the breakup of her marriage). Perhaps I'm grumbling because I read her autobiography a few months ago. After William Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is probably one of the most famous British authors ever. However, I thought this story was rather shallow and it spent more time telling the plots of some of her more famous books and plays than about the Queen of Mystery's life. I was glad that some time was spent on a partial explanation of Christie's disappearance (after the breakup of her marriage). Perhaps I'm grumbling because I read her autobiography a few months ago.

  5. 5 out of 5

    chris krug

    It's Trotter not Tropper I adore anything of Agatha Christie. I directed Mousetrap and was offended that this writer got a main character's name wrong. Hourly History needs a better proofreader. Too many errors in all the Hourly books. It's Trotter not Tropper I adore anything of Agatha Christie. I directed Mousetrap and was offended that this writer got a main character's name wrong. Hourly History needs a better proofreader. Too many errors in all the Hourly books.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie Gleckler Clark

    I’m certainly one of Christie’s fans. I especially enjoy Hercule Poirot as a character more than Miss Marple. Reading Christie’s novels one one of my smoke pleasures. I also enjoy watching the movies and TV Series being presented by the BBC.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Unni Proveaux

    This was a very interesting and enlightening read! I thought I knew Agatha Christie fairly well, but not as well as I believed. She was a remarkable woman who was an adventurer as well as wife and mother - a somewhat different mother! Good, quick read. wjp

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ellen

    Loved it! Thanks for the insight into this wonderful lady...I am such a fan...recommend you get and read this book. You won't regret it. Loved it! Thanks for the insight into this wonderful lady...I am such a fan...recommend you get and read this book. You won't regret it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    Possible date issues Last page of chapter 6 Agatha married second husband in 1930. Rosalind was left with Clara. Rosalind is daughter born 1919 and Clara is mother, died 1926??

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mike Briley

    Not a very flattering photo on the cover. I am sure the authors could have found a better one of the period when she was at her prime.

  11. 4 out of 5

    david schwartzman

  12. 4 out of 5

    Anne Michalove

  13. 4 out of 5

    Elaine

  14. 4 out of 5

    Julie Pandya

  15. 5 out of 5

    lucjan kujawa

  16. 4 out of 5

    Shirley & David Gledhill

  17. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Perez

  18. 5 out of 5

    Geraldine Armbruster

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dave

  20. 5 out of 5

    Gloria Lundberg

  21. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

  22. 4 out of 5

    Gary

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dhruv Bhandula

  24. 5 out of 5

    Abhinav Shivam

  25. 5 out of 5

    Chris Hampton

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jeannette Jackson

  27. 5 out of 5

    James Spagnoli

  28. 5 out of 5

    Zee

  29. 5 out of 5

    S C

  30. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn

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