Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie

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born
in Torquay, Devon, England, The United Kingdom
September 15, 1890

died
January 12, 1976

gender
female

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Edgar Allan Poe, Anna Katherine Green, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, GK Ches...more


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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three. The Millers had two other children: Margaret Frary Miller (1879–1950), called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha's senior, and Louis Montant Miller (1880–1929), called Monty, ten years older than Agatha.

During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse; later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.

On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps. The c...more


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“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ”
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“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
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