Agatha Christie (Paperback)
  • Agatha Christie (Paperback)
  • Agatha Christie (Paperback)
  • Agatha Christie (Paperback)
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Agatha Christie (Paperback)

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Published: 31/08/2023
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Waterstones Says

A superlative biography of the Queen of Crime from one of our most noted historians, Worsley's page-turning volume emphasises not just Christie's unique gifts as a storyteller but her pioneering qualities as a determined, successful and thoroughly modern woman.

Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month for September 2023

'Nobody in the world was more inadequate to act the heroine than I was.'

Why did Agatha Christie spend her career pretending that she was 'just' an ordinary housewife, when clearly she wasn't? As Lucy Worsley says, 'She was thrillingly, scintillatingly modern'. She went surfing in Hawaii, she loved fast cars, and she was intrigued by the new science of psychology, which helped her through devastating mental illness.

So why - despite all the evidence to the contrary - did Agatha present herself as a retiring Edwardian lady of leisure?

She was born in 1890 into a world which had its own rules about what women could and couldn't do. Lucy Worsley's biography is not just of an internationally renowned bestselling writer. It's also the story of a person who, despite the obstacles of class and gender, became an astonishingly successful working woman.

With access to personal letters and papers that have rarely been seen, Lucy Worsley's biography is both authoritative and entertaining and makes us realise what an extraordinary pioneer Agatha Christie was - truly a woman who wrote the twentieth century.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529303919
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Every Christie fan should read this. - The Times

Shows the Queen of Crime in a new light. - Daily Telegraph

Worsley's sparkling biography brings a fresh eye to Christie's life and work, firmly busting the myth that she, or her novels, were cosy. - Daily Mail

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“Well written”

A great, well written and informative book which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Highly recommend.

Hardback edition
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VJW

“Well researched and refreshing study.”

After the brilliance of Worsley’s Jane Austen biography, weaving together an irresistible focus on houses, wealth and class, I was looking forward to the Agatha Christie equivalent. Thank you to the publishers for... More

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“An elusive woman indeed”

Lucy Worsley’s biography of Agatha Christie is not the first and, most certainly, will not be the last. All in all I emerge from my reading with more knowledge about Agatha’s trajectory as a writer and about who she... More

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