Agatha Christie at Home

December 8, 2014 - Comment

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

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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 â?? 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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James D. Hobbs says:

A look into Agatha Christie’s homes and domestic life It has been a great pleasure to read “Agatha Christie at Home” by Hilary Macaskill. Many books focus on Agatha’s writings, but very few that tell us how she lived. Ms. Macaskill gives us a different Agatha Clarissa Miller than we’re used to. We see Agatha not as an author, but the lover of homes, comfort, her country, and her family. Ms. Macaskill accomplishes this with great success! Ms. Macaskill received invaluable assistance from Agatha’s grandson, Mathew Prichard, and she interviewed…

allanbecker-gardenguru says:

The Roots of Agatha Christie’s Novels Agatha Christie at Home by Hilary MacaskellFrances Lincoln, PublisherISBN 978-0-7112-3029-3I was expecting a coffee table book but what I got instead was a lovely companion to her writings. By her, I refer to Agatha Christie who, along with Shakespeare, is the best selling fiction writer of all times. The book chronicles her life from childhood until her death in 1976. It is an enjoyable excursion through some of her homes and into the beautiful country side where she…

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