Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

By Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

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Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

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Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

560 Pages
English

An Autobiography

An Autobiography


English

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It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.

Sometimes, as a great treat, I was allowed to remove Nursie's snowy ruffled cap. Without it, she somehow retreated into private life and lost her official status. Then, with elaborate care, I would tie a large blue satin ribbon round her head - with enormous difficulty and holding my breath, because tying a bow is no easy matter for a four-year-old. After which I would step back and exclaim in ecstasy: "Oh Nursie, you ARE beautiful!"
At which she would smile and say in her gentle voice:
"Am I, love?

I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.

As life goes on it becomes tiring to keep up the character you invented for yourself, and so you relapse into individuality and become more like yourself everyday.

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Originally published in 1977 and out-of-print, this new edition of Christie’s autobiography includes a CD of the grand dame of mystery authors expounding on her life as a writer—making it especially w

The famed British mystery writer was a master of succinct storytelling. Her memoir, now rereleased, tells of a life much larger even than her considerable literary output.

Born as the Victorian era came to a close, Christie shares her English childhood and adolescence and tells how, when her father died leaving them without the expected income, she and her mother took off for Europe, staying in hotels to avoid the higher cost of a large house and servants.

This was the start of an amazing career spanning years and including mystery novels, short stories, and plays (The Mouse Trap).

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