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The Agatha Christie Miscellany (Literary Miscellany) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Neither a stuffy academic journal nor a wikipedia entry, fans will find their own level amongst the well worn anecdotes and the more obscure trivia. I've read about two thirds of the queen of crime's output, and her autobiography, and still found plenty of interest here. Broken down into neat sections that run for a couple of pages or a few paragraphs (biggest real life coincidence of characters, Poirot's eating habits, etc), it's endlessly pick-upable.
A bit like a well run book club, the tone is conversational but well informed and Cathy Cook clearly knows her stuff. As with all good miscellanies, it gives you the appetite to reread the source material: even the most knowledgeable fan is bound to be engaged by the Poirot vs Marple chapter (I love Poirot, but it's Marple for me every time!). A treat to be read and reread!
I found out so much about Christie and was intrigued to discover how her mind worked.The pictures and illustrations were lovely and I learnt so much about the mystery lady.
I would highly reccomend this book to my family and friends. Thank you to the author Cathy Cook for sharing these fasinating facts. A great read. My only complaint was that it wasn't longer. Hope we can expect volume two in the future.
I heard an interview with the author Cathy Cook on Radio Essex and found her so interesting and delightful that I immediately placed an order and was fascinated with the facts she revealed. Great to pick up and put down, this is a perfect gift for any Christie fan
I would recommend it to any crime reader.
Lots of facts I did not know would recommend.
This book recognises some of this inventiveness, but also casts light on many of Dame Agatha's other strengths. There are lots of fascinating snippets here. I learned a great deal about her. It does not purport to be either an autobiography or a critical appraisal, but as an account of her life and work it contains a lot of interesting and engaging material.
It is really very good.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a delightful book. I haven't read Agatha Christie's books in over thirty years, but this was a nostalgic reminder of so many that I remember really enjoying. Read morePublished 3 months ago by film and theatre buff
Ideal for someone who has everything and I bought this for my dad on Father's Day this year. Highly recommended for the Agatha Christie fanPublished on 28 Aug. 2013 by Grandmother
I have read most or probably all of Agatha Christie's books. They were all great, and I just thought I would like to read a little more about the person herself. Great Stuff!!Published on 23 July 2013 by Mrs. Margaret Wrenn
It's rare for a book to come along that contains new information about Christie and sadly this isn't one such book. It's based on secondary sources - ie. Read morePublished on 9 July 2013 by A Reader
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