Autobiography Hardcover – Apr 5 2010
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'Wonderfully easy to read and engrossing.' The Times 'The best thing she has ever written.' Woman's Own 'Agatha Christie's most absorbing mystery -- the story of her own unusual life. She has put it all on record: her early romances; a broken (and a happy) marriage; strange events on the path to roaring success.' Daily Mail 'A wonderful book -- written with a delight in the gradual unfolding of 75 years through the eyes of an exceptional old lady and writer.' Financial Times
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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.--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition. See all Product Description
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Then there's the novel (written under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott), "Unfinished Portrait." Although many things in "Unfinished Portrait" were clearly changed around for the sake of the story and don't pertain to her life at all, it is very frank emotionally about what was probably the hardest time of her life -- her divorce from her 2nd husband. It also tells a little more about her writing, since the heroine of the story is also a writer.
All 3 of the books are good reading.
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Reading it now. Love it so far. What a devilish mind to write all those mysteries!Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
I can see very interesting prospective towards this world, and how she enjoyed her life with her surroundings. Read morePublished on Dec 20 2000 by Eva Lin
That book was great I loved that book because it told everything about her life in it, it told about when she was growing up and what happened in her life, while she was growing... Read morePublished on May 4 2000 by Tiffani Meglino
Until I read this work of AC, I never knew someone can make you interested in their life so deeply. As most of her fictions, this book wins with one virute. Its simplicity. Read morePublished on March 22 2000 by Subramani K R
I can`t say nothing more than this word, this book is really amazing. Her life is unbelievable, passionate, beautiful, she was so intelligent, so normal that you can`t belive it. Read morePublished on June 27 1999
I have read most of Agatha Chritie's book. I owned about 70 A.C's book. And this is one of her greatest work. I love it....Published on May 15 1999