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    DescriptionA passionate and accomplished writer, Laura Thompson now turns her highly acclaimed biographical skills to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, thirty years after her death Christie's books still sell over four million copies worldwide a year. Thompson describes the Edwardian world in which she grew up, explores the relationships she had, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the mysteries still surrounding Christie's life - including her disappearance in 1926. Agatha Christie is a mystery and writing about her is a detection job in itself. But, with access to all of Christie's letters, papers and writing notebooks, as well as interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christies detective fiction, but the truth behind her private life as well.


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    Title
    Agatha Christie
    Subtitle
    An English Mystery
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laura Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 424 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780755314881
    ISBN 10: 0755314883
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    DC22: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, SEXL/FEMINE
    BIC subject category V2: BGL, 2AB
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PR6005.H66 Z885 2008
    Thema V1.0: DNBL, DSK, DSBH
    Illustrations note
    2 x 8pp b/w photos
    Publisher
    Headline Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    HEADLINE REVIEW
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A writer and freelance journalist, Laura Thompson won the Somerset Maugham award for her first book, THE DOGS, and is also the author of the critically acclaimed biography of Nancy Mitford, LIFE IN A COLD CLIMATE.
    Review quote
    A triumphant success A. N. Wilson, Daily Mail Highly accomplished Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday 'Thompson does a fabulous job of getting inside her head' Rachel Cooke, Observer 'A superlative and rapturously written biography' Roger Lewis, Daily Express 'The most definitive biography so far' Andrea Mullaney, Scotland on Sunday 'The last word on Agatha Christie... superb' Charles Osborne, Literary Review 'An excellent biography' Jake Kerridge, Telegraph Review 'Outstanding' Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth 'Laura Thompson brings Christie's life, thoughts and creative identity to life in fascinating and painstaking detail.' Sophie Hannah, The Week