An Autobiography

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HarperCollins Publishers, Oct 14, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 544 pages
12 Reviews

Agatha Christie’s ‘most absorbing mystery’ – her own autobiography.

Over the three decades since her death on 12 January 1976, many of Agatha Christie’s readers and reviewers have maintained that her most compelling book is probably still her least well-known. Her candid Autobiography, written mainly in the 1960s, modestly ignores the fact that Agatha had become the best-selling novelist in history and concentrates on her fascinating private life. From early childhood at the end of the 19th century, through two marriages and two World Wars, and her experiences both as a writer and on archaeological expeditions with her second husband, Max Mallowan, Agatha shares the details of her varied and sometimes complex life with real passion and openness.

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Review: An Autobiography

User Review  - Daniel Bratell - Goodreads

Agatha Christie is the Queen of Mystery, with countless novels and short stories behind her. This is a different book. It's a narrated story through her memories, from the age of 5 to the age of 75 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen McQuestion - Goodreads

Despite the fact that this was beautfully written and chock full of details about a fascinating life, I can only give it 3 stars. There were almost too many details for my taste especially about her ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Born in Torquay in 1890, Agatha Christie began writing during the First World War and wrote over 100 novels, plays and short story collections. She was still writing to great acclaim until her death, and her books have now sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. Yet Agatha Christie was always a very private person, and though Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple became household names, the Queen of Crime was a complete enigma to all but her closest friends.

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