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Millions of fans the world over got to know her beloved characters, Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, and the rest, yet for decades little was known about their creator. Dame Agatha Christie was a woman who scrupulously kept her private life hidden from view, dodging the press, granting no interviews, and even, for a brief time, famously disappearing. But shortly after the great lady's death, the silence was broken when An Autobiography was finally published.
The witty, insightful, and immensely entertaining reflections of a marvelous talent, An Autobiography is as compulsively readable as Christie's novels. In her own inimitable style, a brilliant eccentric whose life encapsulated her times sheds light on her past, including her childhood in Victorian England, her volunteer work during World War II, and, of course, her phenomenal career. Agatha Christie's An Autobiography brings into sharp focus a beloved and enduring literary icon whose imagination continues to mesmerize readers to this very day.
I've read both these books, but do not have my original copies, due to moving into smaller quarters.
It is absolutely fascinating to hear her clear and lovely voice at work, and provides additional insight into her writing process and, indeed, to her personality.
"One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. I had a very happy childhood."
Agatha Christie will always be one of my favorite authors. Her autobiography gives you some insight into her interesting life. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Teresa A. Johnson
Loved this a book. It's a MUST HAVE for anyone who loves Agatha Christie's novels. I found the way she was brought up very interesting & certainly nothing like any American child... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris
I first encountered Agatha Christie's book when I was in high school (back in the early 1980s). They were the first "mystery" novels I'd ever read, and I've been a mystery... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Noonski
Agatha Christie's works have always been my favorites, and it was interesting to read her life story (or the stories she chose to include). Read morePublished 4 months ago by RedLDM
I was a bit hesitant to read this at first. Knowing that it didn;t cover her eleven missing days made me think it was essentially dishonest. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cerinthe Major
I love Agatha Christie stories/movies!! However, I did not enjoy her autobiography as much. Her attention to detail, which is great in her stories did not play that well in her... Read morePublished 6 months ago by loretta
Agatha Christie was an amazing person, writer, traveler. This autobiography is one of the easiest to read I've come across. I highly recommend it if you're an Agatha fan.Published 7 months ago by Carole Fults
Wonderful book for mystery writers and non-fans alike. Agatha Christie could have held her own with any of the British intelligentsia of her day if she had chosen to write... Read morePublished 7 months ago by JHP Carp.