Facts about Agatha Christie
Biography Summary: Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976) was famous for being a crime novelist, playwright and short story writer. She became one of Englandís best loved crime novelists.
Her stories were full of mystery as well as history and interesting facts on archeology as well as very clever murder methods which she had learned from her time working in a pharmacy during World War II.
Her personal life brought her great sadness in the early loss of her father and later the death of her mother at a time when her husband confessed his infidelity and led her to disappear for ten days. After divorcing her husband she would again find lasting happiness with Sir Max Mallawan who died several years after his beloved wife.
Agatha Christie Fact Sheet: Who was Agatha Christie? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Agatha Christie.
Agatha Christie Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1890 - 1976 *** Full Name: Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller *** Occupation: English Crime Novelist, Playwright and Short Story Writer *** Date of Birth: Agatha Christie was born on September 15th 1890 *** Place of Birth: Agatha Christie was born in Torquay, Devon, England *** Family background: Her father was Frederick Alvah Miller and her mother was Clara Boehmer. Her father was American of upper middle class status and the family were financially well off *** Early life and childhood: She grew up with two older sisters, the first, Margaret Frary was born in Torquay and her second eldest sister Louis ďMontyĒ Montant was born in New York while their parents were on a business trip before returning home to Torquay where Agatha was born. Her childhood memories were very happy ones *** Education: Agatha Christie was educated at home by her parents as her mother wished, she was taught to read and write and basic arithmetic as well as being taught how to play the mandolin and piano and music in general ***
Agatha Christie Fact 1: Agatha Christie was born on September 15 1890 and during the 19th century period in history when there was much change across Europe and the world, the first and second French, Spanish, Chinese and Holy Roman Empires all collapsed and Europe would see two World Wars.
Agatha Christie Fact 2: As a
child she read voraciously and as a
result of being home tutored she
mixed little with other children
although she had many friends in the
form of her beloved pets.
Agatha Christie Fact 8: It would be during this trip that Agatha found her interest in Egyptology that would later play a massive part in her career.
Agatha Christie Fact 9: While bedridden but recovering from an illness she would write her first short story consisting of some six thousand words and title The House of Beauty which would later be published as The House of Dreams.
Agatha Christie Fact 10:
She produced her first novel, Snow
Upon the Desert, and set it in Cairo
but she could not get a publisher to
Agatha Christie Fact 16: At this point her life hit a hard bump, her husband asked her for a divorce as he had been unfaithful and fallen in love with someone else and her mother died. The couple divorced and Agatha retained custody of their only daughter Rosalind.
Agatha Christie Fact 17: By 1930 her personal life took an upward turn when she met and married Sir Max Mallowan an archeologist who she would marry.
Agatha Christie Fact 18:
During the second would war, having
been a nurse and qualified as an
apothecaries assistant during World
War I, she took a job working the
University College Hospita in London
in the pharmacy. The knowledge she
acquired would also come in useful
for her novel writing.
Agatha Christie Fact 21:
Dame Agatha Christie died of natural
causes on January 12th 1976 at her
home Winterbrook House. Her body
laid to rest in St Maryís in Cholsey.
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