Agatha Christie / Digital original - eBook
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|Title: Agatha Christie / Digital original - eBook|
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Publication Date: 2013
Stock No: WW51845EB
Fans of Murder on the Orient Express won't want to miss out on this insight into the life of arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, as Laura Thompson turns her highly acclaimed biographical skills to Agatha Christie.
'Laura Thompson's outstanding biography . . . is a pretty much perfect capturing of a life' Kate Mosse, Book of the Year 2007
It has been 100 years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. In this biography, Laura Thompson describes the Edwardian world in which she grew up, explores the relationships she had, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the mysteries still surrounding Christie's life - including her disappearance in 1926.
Agatha Christie is a mystery and writing about her is a detection job in itself. But, with access to all of Christie's letters, papers and writing notebooks, as well as interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, but the truth behind her private life as well.
Praise for Laura Thompson
'Laura Thompson has certainly written the last word on Agatha Christie. Her book is a superb piece of biography' Literary Review
'Affectionate, admiring, perceptive and absolutely convincing' Sunday Telegraph
'This splendid account of [Christie's] life and work is unlikely to be bettered' Evening Standard
'A triumphant success' Daily Mail
'This book is a gem: fresh, intelligent and assured' Sunday Times
'Laura Thompson is a fine writer . . . and one can't help admire the way she breathes new life into an intriguing tale' London Review of Books
'Laura Thompson delivers the goods: a compelling narrative' The Times
Laura Thompson won the Somerset Maugham Award with her first book, The Dogs. She wrote a biographical study of Nancy Mitford, Life in a Cold Climate, and a group biography of the Mitfords, Take Six Girls, which was a New York Times bestseller. She has also written two books about real life murders: A Different Class of Murder, about the Lord Lucan case, and the CWA Dagger-nominated Rex V Edith Thompson. Her memoir of her publican grandmother, The Last Landlady, was nominated three times as a 2018 book of the year. She lives in Richmond.