Agatha Christie

July 8, 2013 - Comment

This biography probes the private life and motivations of one of the bestselling authors of all time and discovers a brilliant woman whose passionate search for success was offset by an obsession for privacy. The breakup of Agatha’s first marriage to Archibald Christie, and her subsequent 10 day disappearance, had made headline news. Feeling hunted

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This biography probes the private life and motivations of one of the bestselling authors of all time and discovers a brilliant woman whose passionate search for success was offset by an obsession for privacy. The breakup of Agatha’s first marriage to Archibald Christie, and her subsequent 10 day disappearance, had made headline news. Feeling hunted and wounded by the press, Christie determined never again to let them into her private life. She affected a public persona, tongue-tied and dull, which ensured that journalists would let her be. This successful strategy assisted a happy second marriage and family life as well as an astonishing literary output. Author Gillian Gill has uncovered a unique and determined woman whose fictional creations sparked the imagination of millions around the world.

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K. Corn "reviewer" says:

Goes deeper than the usual bios The author of this works shows how Agatha Christie’s private life and the traumas she endured pushed her to go beyond the usual norms of mystery writing, surprising and enchanting her readers. Recommended for fans of Agatha Christie’s writing, as it lends insight into her life and her work.

Sarah "shoot_straight" says:

Thanks to Gillian Gill we are allowed a glimpse of our beloved Ms. Christie This book does a very nice job of rounding out the character of Our Agatha. Almost everyone living and breathing has heard of this famous mystery writer, but a fraction of those people know the events in Christie’s life that created a basis for her most loved tales.Gill’s obvious respect for Christie allows her readers to enjoy reading this biography almost as much as Gill must have had in writing it.One criticism would be that this book does tend to linger in the area…

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