Agatha Christie: A Mysterious life by Laura Thompson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A biography of Agatha Christie.
Christie was born in 1890 and died in 1976. I love a biographies because they tell about a person I'm interested in, but also, in so telling, tells me about the times they lived in. For example, I'm always intrigued by the certain class of folks who were not rich yet had servants, because there's no way one would do their own cleaning or cooking. Or, the education that women did or did not get. Or, I guess I should say, the formal education.
Reading this inspired me to read and reread Christie's mysteries.
Some background on me: I was one of those who, as a teenager, went through an Agatha Christie phase. Now, I know that the books were sent when they were written; or, in other words, decades before I read them. Some were written closer to when I read them. But I have to say I never quite realized that; that sometimes, I was being show a lifestyle that no longer existed.
Anyway, now I'm going to read and reread; and I've decided to start with Miss Marple.
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