Agatha Christie at Home

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Frances Lincoln, Sep 22, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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Though she owned several houses, Agatha Christie had one surpassing favorite: Greenway, on the Dart estuary in Devon. She was born nearby, bought it in 1938, and spent all her summers there until her death in 1976. It was, she wrote, “the loveliest house in the world.” Greenway makes a thinly disguised appearance in at least two of her novels, and nearby settings also play a crucial role in her books. This book explores and illustrates the significance of Devon in Christie’s work, and of Greenway in particular — its magnificent gardens, its beautiful setting on the estuary, and her relationship with its servants and staff. Richly illustrated with rare archival images and evocative photographs of Greenway and the surrounding countryside, Agatha Christie at Home is a delightful look at the life and work of the world’s best-selling novelist.

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About the author (2009)

HILARY MACASKILL is a journalist and travel writer. She lives in London. 

MATTHEW PRICHARD is the grandson of Agatha Christie, and now is the Chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd. He spent many happy summers at Greenway and now lives at Pwllywrach in Glamorgan, which is also the home of the Agatha Christie archive.

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