Agatha Christie at Home

Agatha Christie at Home Agatha Christie Was The Author Of Over Eighty Novels And Over A Dozen Plays, Including The Mousetrap, The Longest Continuously Running Play In Theatrical History Her Books Have Been Translated Into Languages Than The Works Of Shakespeare Agatha Christie S First Home Was At Ashfield In Torquay, A House That She Retained For Nearly Half A Century, Until She Sold It In 1938 In Order To Buy Greenway, Her Dream House On The River Dart She Spent All Her Summers There Till She Died In 1976 It Was, She Wrote The Loveliest House In The World Now Owned By The National Trust, Greenway Was Opened To The Public In 2009 Both Devon Homes, Which Featured In Several Of Her Novels And Stories, Were Central To Agatha S Life, But She Also Loved The Process Of Acquiring And Planning Houses In Other Places From Sunningdale To Baghdad At One Time, Before The Second World War, She Owned Eight Properties In London Her Enthusiasm For Buying, Restoring And Decorating Houses Is One Of The Lesser Known Aspects Of Her Life, But One That Was Very Important To Her Agatha Christie At Home Illustrated With Photos Of Her Life, Her Homes And Of The Devon She Loved Recounts This Side Of Her Life, And Its Author, Hilary Macaskill, Writes About Some Of The Houses Agatha Christie Lived In, Her Relationship With The Staff Who Ran Them, And Her Love Of Domesticity Illustrated With Rarely Seen Archive Images And Evocative Photographs Of Greenway And The Surrounding Countryside, Agatha Christie At Home Provides An Insight Into The Life And Work Of A Much Loved Author. Agatha Christie at Home is a sumptuous, beautifully illustrated book, concentrating on Agatha s love of Devonshire but with passing mention of her other homes in London, elsewhere in the south of England and overseas, when on her archaeological digs with her husband The houses, Ashfield in Torquay, where she was born, and Greenway, overlooking the River Dart where she spent much of her later life, hold a special place in her heart and, together with their surroundings featured many times in h Agatha Christie at Home is a sumptuous, beautifully illustrated book, concentrating on Agatha s love of Devonshire but with passing mention of her other homes in London, elsewhere in the south of England and overseas, when on her archaeological digs with her husband The houses, Ashfield in Torquay, where she was born, and Greenway, overlooking the River Dart where she spent much of her later life, hold a special place in her heart and, together with their surroundings featured many times in her many detective novels.She described Ashfield as a happy house and Greenway as a dream house and both of them provided the memories and the realities that are the bedrock of her being and her craft And in her Autobiography she stated that the first stirrings of her imagination were garnered in the sumptuous
What a fascinating woman This is a wonderful, richly illustrated and comprehensive look at Agatha Christie s life, her passion for her homes, and how they fit into every one of her mystery novels Loved it. c2009 In my head, I had a totally different picture of Agatha Christie Probably, due to the promotional pictures of her when she was much younger I sort of knew she came from a upper middle class background but didn t realise that she was a house flipper before the term became popular I also did not think of her as a large woman which is how somebody described her in this book Lovely pictures but don t expect a biographical expose of any description Its a good looker book so recommended c2009 In my head, I had a totally different picture of Agatha Christie Probably, due to the promotional pictures of her when she was much younger I sort of knew she came f
This got an extra star only because of the pictures It isabout the areas, rather than her actual house Sure there were a few things here and there but once again, another book that does not deliver what is promised.A shame. This was a fantastic read, and I m not saying that just because I got this as an advance copy This book expertly details all of Agatha Christie s various homes, from her childhood spent in Ashfield to her favorite home on the River Dart named Greenway The best part of the book are the numerous photographs and most of them beautifully taken in color The only thing this book lacks is detail on her living arrangements in the Middle East This book is a must for a serious fan of Agatha
Not a complete bio, but really interesting Could usepictures of the old gal s surroundings, but otherwise a nice coffee table book Makes me want to take a trip to Devon and visit the place s for myself. I always wanted to read this book and watch the pictures and then one day, my friend says she needs to get rid os books and gives it to me It was great reading about her, watching the pictures and so on. The pictures are pretty but the text was a bit skimpy I wanted some stories, not just details.

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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Agatha Christie at Home
  • Hilary Macaskill
  • 07 June 2017
  • 0711235635