Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman: Signed Edition

Literary Biography & Memoir
Hardback Published on: 08/09/2022
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Agatha Christie
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 knowl... READ MORE
Agatha Christie
A Very Elusive Woman
I am a massive Agatha Christie fan but realised that I didn't really know anything about her life, beyond the headline stuff that everyone knows. After rea... READ MORE
Lesley at Commercial Street Dundee


'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: 9781399714921
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm

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Agatha Christie
If you didn't think Christie was amazing enough....
What a lovely book to finish the year on. I have made it my mission to read ALL the Christie books I haven't read yet and so I have explored some in 2022 a... READ MORE