Agatha

Agatha

The Real Life of Agatha Christie

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In December 1926, renowned crime novelist Agatha Christie vanished, sending shockwaves through British society. As the authorities scoured the country for her, theories and suspicions abounded: it was murder, a hoax, suicide, a publicity stunt, revenge. When she was finally located - ten days later, living under an assumed name in a hotel in Harrogate - she returned to normal life, refusing to explain what had happened. Despite Christie's reputation for final act revelations, this episode of her life would be forever shrouded in mystery.
In their intriguing graphic novel Agatha , Anne Martinetti, Guillaume Lebeau and Alexandre Franc use Christie's enigmatic disappearance as a gateway to explore the life and character of the Queen of the Whodunit. Taking in her childhood in Torquay and her early attempts at writing, the authors chart Christie's development into a free-spirited and thoroughly modern woman who, among other things, enjoyed flying, travel and surfing. As her memorable characters take on case after case, we come to understand the events that inspired their adventures and made Christie the person she became.While her hugely successful career will be well known to many readers, this landmark graphic biography also delves into the detail of Christie's disappointments and personal difficulties in a way that paints the writer as a real person - funny, fallible and full of life.
Spanning marriages and wars by way of archaeology and infidelities, Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie is an entertaining and dramatic portrait of the 20th century's best-loved crime writer, showing her triumphs, her failures and her increasingly fractious relationship with the one man she could never get the better of - her most famous creation, the fastidious Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.
Publisher: London :, SelfMadeHero,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781910593110
Branch Call Number: FIC Marti
Characteristics: 119 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 24 cm

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KateHillier Jul 31, 2016

I quite enjoyed this! It's a simple little biography - there are points were I sort of felt like I was just reading biographical flag posts instead of having everything worked into a narrative but it was still fun. I'm not a huge Agatha Christie fan, I think I've only read two of her books, but t... Read More »

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MariePat Jul 24, 2016

Easy read! Love Agatha Christie and graphic novels.


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CatherineG_1 Feb 25, 2018

Loved this. A definite read for any Agatha Christie lovers. Interesting details about her life.

ehbooklover Feb 04, 2018

4.5 stars. I loved this biographical graphic novel about my favourite author. I especially enjoyed the style of the illustrations and the way that Christie's feelings about her famous detectives were portrayed. A must for any fans of The Queen of Crime.

KateHillier Jul 31, 2016

I quite enjoyed this! It's a simple little biography - there are points were I sort of felt like I was just reading biographical flag posts instead of having everything worked into a narrative but it was still fun. I'm not a huge Agatha Christie fan, I think I've only read two of her books, but this makes me wants to give her a try again.

MariePat Jul 24, 2016

Easy read! Love Agatha Christie and graphic novels.

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