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Happy Birthday Agatha Christie!

Agatha Christie’s 120th birthday will be celebrated by fans this coming September 15. I decided to do some research and look up a biography about her using the Library’s research database Literature Resource Center. The source cited on Literature Resource Center for Christie’s biography is Contemporary Literary Criticism Select.

The celebrated detective novelist and playwright was born in Torquay, England in 1890. “The Grand Dame of mysteries” studied piano and voice in Paris before she served as a nurse in World War I. Her first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1920 was written during lulls in her work as a response to a challenge from her sister. It was the beginning of her series with famous character Hercule Poirot. Interestingly, it was rejected by six publishers before it was purchased for twenty-five pounds.
Christie lived a relatively quiet life and produced nearly one hundred mysteries. Her substantial body of works also includes romances, short stories, plays and poems, however. I encourage you to check out our Library catalog for works by Christie and also check out a dedicated website to her http://www.agathachristie.com/. Happy reading!

Books

Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
1579126235

Happy Birthday Agatha Christie!

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Agatha Christie’s 120th birthday will be celebrated by fans this coming September 15. I decided to do some research and look up a biography about her using the Library’s research database Literature Resource Center. The source cited on Literature Resource Center for Christie’s biography is Contemporary Literary Criticism Select.

The celebrated detective novelist and playwright was born in Torquay, England in 1890. “The Grand Dame of mysteries” studied piano and voice in Paris before she served as a nurse in World War I. Her first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1920 was written during lulls in her work as a response to a challenge from her sister. It was the beginning of her series with famous character Hercule Poirot. Interestingly, it was rejected by six publishers before it was purchased for twenty-five pounds.
Christie lived a relatively quiet life and produced nearly one hundred mysteries. Her substantial body of works also includes romances, short stories, plays and poems, however. I encourage you to check out our Library catalog for works by Christie and also check out a dedicated website to her http://www.agathachristie.com/. Happy reading!

Books

Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
1579126235

Posted by Diane Randall at 08/12/2010 09:00:19 AM | 


In 1920 was written during lulls in her work as a response to a challenge from her sister. It was the beginning of her series with famous character Hercule Poirot.
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Posted by: Rosan ( Email ) at 8/13/2010 7:56 AM


I have visited Greenway House on the bank of the river Dart, in the UK. Agatha Christie did a lot of writing here and it was absolutely fascinating to wander around her house and gardens. The gardens and the walks she used to take were amazing and the views were inspiring. Especially loved her boat house..
Posted by: sam ( Email ) at 8/18/2010 7:51 AM


This is a real classic. Read it!

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Posted by: Elu28 ( Email ) at 8/26/2010 3:02 PM


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