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Agatha Christie: first lady of crime / edited by H.R.F. Keating ; with a new introduction by Sophie Hannah.

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L1728164M LP 823.91 AGA
Large Print   Albury LibraryMuseum . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781432893491
Title Agatha Christie [large print] : first lady of crime / edited by H.R.F. Keating ; with a new introduction by Sophie Hannah.
Edition Large print edition.
Pagination etc. 311 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Summary Note Agatha Christie was not only the most successful author of detective stories the world has ever known, she was also a mystery in herself, giving only the rarest interviews - declining absolutely to become any sort of public figure - and a mystery, too, in the manner in which she achieved her astonishing success. Distinguished crime novelist (and acclaimed critic) H. R. F. Keating brings together a dozen noted writers from both sides of the Atlantic to throw light on the ever-intriguing Dame Agatha. Some essays analyze Christie's art itself; some explain the reasons for her success - not just the books, but also in film and theatre. The myriad of critical angles explored here are penetrating, affectionate, enthusiastic, analytical, and even funny. Together, they give an almost unique insight into the life and work of the First Lady of Crime. Includes essays by Sophie Hannah, H. R. F. Keating, Elizabeth Walter, Julian Symons, Edmund Crispin, Michael Gilbert, Emma Lathen, Colin Watson, Celia Fremlin, Dorothy B. Hughes, J. C. Trewin, Philip Jenkinson, William Weaver, and Christianna Brand.
Subject Christie, Agatha 1890-1976
Christie, Agatha 1890-1976.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography
Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism
Women authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography
Large type books
Added Author Hannah, Sophie, 1971- writer of introduction
Keating, H. R. F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011, editor
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