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Mallowan's Memoirs

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Sir Max Mallowan tells the story of his life, from his boyhood at Lancing to the days when he became a Trustee of the British Museum. He describes his work as an archaeologist and his life with Agatha Christie, his wife
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 15th 2001 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (first published January 1st 1977)
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مذكرات عالم الآثار ( ماكس مالوان ) زوج أجاثا كريستي

ولك أن تتخيل حياة زوج أجاثا كريستي ! والذي شاهدها وهي تكتب وتؤلف وتنشر أعمالها وتنجح كل هذه النجاح وتشتهر كل هذه الشهرة .. !!

فأنت تقرأ روايتها وألغازها وتتخيل كيف كانت هذه السيدة تكتب هذه الأحداث وتتخيلها .. وتتمني بينك وبين نفسك لو كنت قابلتها لتسألها .. أو حتي شاهدتها وهي تكتب ..

ولكن هذا الرجل صاحبها في كل أحداث حياتها ..
وشاهدها وهي تكتب ( مقتل روجر أكرويد ) و( جزيرة الموت ) و ( الستارة ) وغيرهاا من الألغاز . وقرأ خطابت المعجبين .. ووقف معها
Jun 05, 2012 Bonnie rated it liked it
Being more of an Agatha Christie fan than an archaeological one, much of this memoir fell beyond my realm of understanding. Even then, Mallowan's energy and passion for his work shines through the pages. Detailed and articulate, his descriptions highlighted his findings and the people who surrounded him. My only complaint would be that as a scholar, he had the tendency to focus on dry facts and dates.

Perhaps it was only fair that he devoted four full chapters in his personal memoir towards the s
Lucy Traves
Dec 21, 2013 Lucy Traves rated it liked it
Well worth a read due to the fascinating material, but the turgid prose style takes a lot of reading! Very sad to read about the glorious archeological sites and finds in Iraq which have been destroyed or damaged by the subsequent turmoil in the region.
May 18, 2016 Ross rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The chapters on the discipline of archaeology, describing the challenges in undertaking the great "digs" are fascinating; illuminated with rich historical details and portraits of the characters involved in these adventurous and romantic exercises. The chapters about Agatha Christie (Max Mallowan was Agatha's second husband) , the person, her craft and her books are captivating. By contrast, the last chapter (19) is dull. The Epilogue is moving.
Oct 29, 2012 فضيض rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

أحاديثه عن اكتشافاته ورحلاته الأثرية في العراق وغيرها، مثيرة، بشكل غير متوقع، لأننا (وهذا تعميم لعموم القراء!) قرأنا مذكراته فقط وفقط لأنه زوج أجاثا كريستي، ولو لم يُكتب هذا على صفحة الغلاف الأولى لما لفت انتباهنا ولما قرأناه (وهذا تعميم لعموم القرَّاء أيضًا!)

بيد أن حديثه عن عمله ومهنته في الآثار، يضارع جمال وعذوبة حديثه عن زوجته أجاثا وكيفيه تعرفه إليها وحكاياتهما معا، وحكاياته وآراءه الشخصية عن بعض ظروف كتابة قصصها المشتهرة كقصتها (جريمة في قطار الشرق السريع)، وكان من الجميل أنه كان يحرص دائمً
Jul 23, 2014 Jo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I bought this book on a visit to Greenway having read quite a bit about Agatha Christie and keen to read more of her second husband's memoirs. Part of my interest in Agatha Christie has been because, as a professional archaeologist myself, I worked on an excavation in Iraq (the site - Abu Salah - and the Director -Nicholas Postgate - are mentioned on p299) and we lived in their old house in Baghdad. I did find the descriptions of the digs fascinating and wish I had read this before I went to vis ...more
Steve Shilstone
Apr 04, 2014 Steve Shilstone rated it liked it
The archaeology parts are of interest to archaeologists. The Agatha Christie parts are of interest to all.
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Sir Max Edgar Lucien Mallowan, CBE was a prominent British archaeologist, specializing in ancient Middle Eastern history, and the second husband of mystery writer Agatha Christie.
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