Lucy Worsely’s biography of Agatha Christie
Lucy Worsely

Agatha Christie



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Lucy Worsely’s biography of Agatha Christie is authoritative and entertaining, drawing upon previously unseen letters and papers to paint a portrait of a woman who was an astonishingly successful working woman in a time when gender and class were pitched against her.

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.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Michael Joseph
  • Hardcover
  • Number of pages: 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0241493048
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0241493045
  • Colour and black & white photographs