An Autobiography by Agatha Christie

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By Agatha Christie

Again in print in an all-new version, is the attractive and illuminating chronicle of the lifetime of the “Queen of Mystery.” Fans of Hercule Poirot and leave out Marple and readers of John Curran’s interesting biographies Agatha Christie’s mystery Notebooks and Murder within the Making will be spellbound by way of the compelling, authoritative account of 1 of the world’s such a lot influential and engaging novelists, advised in her personal phrases and inimitable type. The New York occasions publication overview calls Christie’s autobiography a “joyful adventure,” announcing, “she brings the experience of her striking career.”

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Your turn now, lads,’ Joe said and even cracked the eggs for us and stirred them into the sherry in the other glasses as if to make sure we went ahead with it. Joe was not a guy you argued with so I knew that there was no way out of this situation. Pinching my nose and holding my head back, I swallowed the lot in seconds. It was awful. Ernie did likewise and, looking at Joe, I was sure I could see the flicker of a smile on his face, the sadistic old devil. Needless to say, Joe was not top of our room-sharing list from that day forth.

Graham got the bags from reception and I followed him up some stone steps to a room in one of the turrets. As he opened the door, he spotted that there was a single bed and a double bed in the room. ’ I did not mind because Graham was well over 6ft and stockily built. Moments later there was a knock at the door and in walked our centre-half Glen Keeley, who was 6ft 3in tall. ’ It was hilarious at bedtime, watching two strapping six-footers grappling for the covers while I was tucked up cosily in my single bed.

Joe stood next to the fridge like a sentry on duty. ‘Now listen, you two,’ he said. ‘You don’t touch anything in this fridge. It’s all accountable, anything missing has to be paid for and if you look at this price list, they’re taking the piss. ’ ‘OK, Joe,’ Ernie and I agreed, reluctantly. Next morning, bang on 7 o’clock, Joe was up, curtains open, windows open, deep breathing exercises. Ernie and I looked over at each other and turned over in our beds. ’ ‘Thank goodness for that,’ I quietly mused.

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