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Agatha Christie and Archaeology Paperback – Nov 2001

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This book, which accompanies a new international exhibition, should appeal to fans of crime novels, archaeology, the Orient and biography alike. Using sumptuous colour photographic illustration, this book sets out to recreate Agatha Christie's life in the Orient, with reference to both her novels and her personal diaries. Using artefacts and personal photographs from archaeological excavation, and her own accounts of travel and her relationship with archaeologist Max Mallowan, this book paints an unusual and striking picture of her as an intellectual, author and explorer. The influence of her experience can clearly be seen through her novels, such as "Murder on the Orient Express", which are not only set in an exotic landscape but also evoke the colour and feel of the Orient through her descriptions of costume, decoration and place. Using examples from both text and film, this book gives an insight into a fascinating woman who has captivated generations of readers with her skills as a suspense writer; a talent which has almost eclipsed in the public view her remarkable life.

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Outstanding! 12 Nov. 2010
By Dolabella - Published on
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An incredible account of the connections of Agatha Christie with archaeology, lavishly illustrated, and a fascinating report on pre-war archaeology in the Middle East and how it influences her mysteries. Essential for anyone who reads the mysteries.
Just what I needed 13 May 2013
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I was working on a lecture about Agatha Christie and her archaeological connections and this filled the bill. Full of her own photographs and others of her I have found no where else. Very helpful reference.
I love it 9 Sept. 2014
By Cathy - Published on
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Very useful for research paper on Agatha Christie as an archaeologist with her husband.
Five Stars 11 Jan. 2015
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Most informative from the best mystery writer of the 20th century.
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