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ISBN: 039452554X
Author: Janet Morgan
Language: English
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (May 12, 1985)
Pages: 393
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
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JANET MORGAN Agatha Christie A Biography ers Ltd. 1 London Bridge Street London SE1 9GF Previously published in paperback by Fontana 1985 . ers Ltd. 1 London Bridge Street.

JANET MORGAN Agatha Christie A Biography ers Ltd. 1 London Bridge Street London SE1 9GF Previously published in paperback by Fontana 1985 First. London SE1 9GF. Previously published in paperback by Fontana 1985. First published by William Collins Sons and C. td 1984. Janet Morgan asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

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I recently read Janet Morgan's biography of Agatha Christie. In writing this book, Janet Morgan has had the privilege to consult the most private sources in reference to Christie's life and friends. I take umbrage with her sophomoric critical judgements of Agatha's writing. The result is an extremely thorough biography, mostly written with quotes from Agatha Christie's own papers and letters. It is an entertaining book and a joy to read, although sometimes extensive. I would reccommend this book to anyone interested in having a wholesome picture of the life of . 11 people found this helpful.

Agatha Christie: A Biography Текст. This book is not only for people who like detective stories but also for those who are interested in a writer’s development and experience, in Agatha Christie’s character and the instinct which made her work a success. Like the lives of many writers, hers changed pace as she reached middle age. There was less incident, more consolidation.

Agatha Christie’s married an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps – Archibald Christie in. .After the war, her books continued to grow in international popularity.

Agatha Christie’s married an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps – Archibald Christie in December 1914. The marriage was somewhat turbulent and ended in divorce in 1928, two years after Archibald had begun an affair. In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days. In 1952, her play The Mousetrap was debuted at the Ambassador’s Theatre in London and has been performed without a break ever since. Her success led to her being honoured in the New Year’s honour list.

Janet Morgan& definitive and authorised biography of Agatha Christie, with a new retrospective foreword by the .

Janet Morgan& definitive and authorised biography of Agatha Christie, with a new retrospective foreword by the author. Agatha Christie (1890-1976), the world& bestselling author, is a public institution. Her creations, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, have become fiction& most legendary sleuths and her ingenuity has captured the imagination of generations of readers.

Janet Morgan’s definitive and authorised biography of Agatha Christie, with a new retrospective foreword by the author

Janet Morgan’s definitive and authorised biography of Agatha Christie, with a new retrospective foreword by the author. Agatha Christie (1890–1976), the world’s bestselling author, is a public institution. Her creations, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, have become fiction’s most legendary sleuths and her ingenuity has captured the imagination of generations of readers.

ers Ltd. Janet Morgan asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work

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Agatha Christie : a biography. Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976, Novelists, English, Fiction in English Christie, Agatha Biographies. by. Morgan, Janet, 1945-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Some, including authorised biographer Janet Morgan, believe that she . Memorial to Christie in central London.

Some, including authorised biographer Janet Morgan, believe that she disappeared during a fugue state. 121 Laura Thompson provides the alternative view that. The Agatha Christie Trust For Children commenced in 1969 and shortly after Christie's death a charitable memorial fund was set up to "help two causes that she favoured: old people and young children.

Full access to Dame Agatha's papers and the cooperation of her friends and associates forms the basis for a study of the life and character of the reclusive novelist as well as the themes and methods of her writing

Comments:

godlike
This item arrived very much ahead of time. However, the biography was not that engaging to me. I loved Agatha Christie's novels when I was a young girl, one of my father's fishing friends, Felix, introduced me to this literature genre and I enjoyed very much.
Naktilar
What an inspiring story
SARAND
Great book in good condition.
Crazy
Agatha Christie's life was a mystery all by itself. She loathed publicity and got nervous if asked to speak in public. She didn't like talking about her life either. In writing this book, Janet Morgan has had the privilege to consult the most private sources in reference to Christie's life and friends. The result is an extremely thorough biography, mostly written with quotes from Agatha Christie's own papers and letters. It is an entertaining book and a joy to read, although sometimes extensive. I would reccommend this book to anyone interested in having a wholesome picture of the life of A.C.
Anarahuginn
I recently read Janet Morgan's biography of Agatha Christie. I take umbrage with her sophomoric critical judgements of Agatha's writing. Consider the following passage:

The feelings and beliefs Agatha revealed through her writing, if only there, were genuine and strongly held. That, as well as the fact that her work dealt with familiar, universal themes, accounts for the success of her books and plays. Their style is not graceful or magical, their characters are stereotypes, the plots often implausible, but her work is sincere and, for all its contrivance, spontaneous. (Chapter 18, pg. 250).

I suppose one almost has to expect such dismissive arrogance when a mediocrity tries to explain a genius. The name "Janet Morgan" will, in the end, simply be remembered as someone who wrote about the great Agatha Christie, a woman whose name will be universally celebrated for ages to come. Although, I suspect people may, in future generations, if not now, read Janet Morgan's prose and say to themselves,"Her style is not graceful, but I guess her work is sincere, for all her contrivance". They might also think to themselves that any hackneyed writer worth his or her salt could write a decent biography if named the official biographer and been given access to journals, papers, and interviews with almost all of her living friends and relatives. Sorry Janet ... just not a fan! Seriously, don't buy this book. Agatha wrote an autobiography. Get that instead!

P . S . Christopher Hitchen's wrote an excellent review of Janet's biography of Edwina Mountbatten (look it up).
White gold
As a devoted fan of Agatha Christie's novels I can honestly declare that this biography is as entertaining as anything from Agatha's imagination. She led a rich life full of surprises. She experienced the loss of her father at the age of 11 and this really impacted her writing. The author does a marvelous job of taking us into Agatha's world and social times. There is a real flow and gentle rhythm to this masterful work. I found this book asy-to-read but hard to put down. A truly delicious, first rate biography for sure!
HyderCraft
This is a long and interesting biography of Agatha Christie, which discusses her life in some detail. having read Agatha Christie's won fascinating autobiography many times, I found in this book much interesting supplementary information. Things that are not discussed in the autobiography are gone over here in more detail.

Of course, there is a lengthy chapter about the famous episode when she disappeared just after her husband told her he wanted a divorce. There is much specualtion about Agatha Christie's state of mind, her reasons for doing it etc, but these can only remain speculation, since Mrs Christie never discussed the subject herself.

One theme that persists through the book is Agatha Christie's unattractiveness. She had, so Laura Thompson gives us to understand, become so unattractive that it was hardly surprising that Archie Christie should have looked elsewhere. One feels that the author believes that Mrs Christie would have done better to divert some of her energies from writing into keeping herself lovely, perhaps having face-lifts or something. Naturally, Ms Thomspon cannot bring herself to believe that Max Mallowan could possibly have found Agatha Christie attractive, there must have been other reasons why he wanted to marry her. The age difference between them is harped on constantly as if it was forty years instead of fourteen, and Agatha Christie's lack of attractiveness is mentioned so frequently that you cannot help wondering why Laura Thompson is so peculiarly obsessed with this subject, and why she considers Mrs Christie to have been so repulsive.

She is generally quite interesting when discussing the books, and one of the parts I enjoyed most was her favourable comparison of Mrs Christie with the other well-known detective writers of her era. She is staunch in her defense of Agatha Christie as a fine writer.

She has a slightly trying habit of quoting from Agatha Christie's 'Mary Westmacott' novels as if they are straightforward autobiography, which I found somewhat irritating, the books may indeed have a lot of autobiographical detail in the, but they were not written as autobiography, and I found it a bit annoying that she constantly quotes from them as if they are.

Throughout the book, Laura Thompson freely reveals the identity of the murderer in many of the stories, so if you happen not to have read all of Agatha Christie's mysteries, you may need to be wary of this.

An interesting book, I didn't agree with everything the author had to say, but that only made it more enjoyable to read, there's nothing like having something to disagree with!

If you haven't already done so, I would recommend reading Mrs Christie's own fascinating autobiography before you read this.

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