Sunday, September 2, 2012

Agatha Christie

I LOVE her! Most of her books are so clever; they can hold their own with any current, top-of-the chart, murder mystery. Granted a few of her books are not great and one or two of them are just strange (especially ones written in WWII about the secret Nazi organizations) but she had some amazing talent and quite a carrier.
And Then There Were None, written in 1939, has sold 100 million. Her novels (she has written 91 books) have sold 4 billion copies.
During the First World War, she was part of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nursing service.
In the hospital pharmacy, she decided to start her first detective story.
During the Second World War, she worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital, London.
She tried unsuccessfully to make herself like cigarettes by smoking one after lunch and one after dinner every day for six months.
In late 1926, Christie's husband of 12 years, left her for another woman.
At age 40, she met Max Mallowan, a 26 year old archaeologist and found true love. (Good for her!) She went on annual excavating trips with him for the next 30 years.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her. - Agatha Christie

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