Agatha Christie


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

Died
January 12, 1976

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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 Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.

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 (1879–1
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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.”
Agatha Christi

“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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“Very few of us are what we seem.”
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Polls

March 2015 New School Classic Poll

Which book should we choose for our March 2015 New School group read?

1925, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, 194 pages
 
  11 votes, 23.4%

 
  7 votes, 14.9%

 
  4 votes, 8.5%

1959, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, 311 pages
 
  4 votes, 8.5%

 
  4 votes, 8.5%

1938, The Long Valley by John Steinbeck, 142 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.4%

1959, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, 204 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.4%

1921, The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer, 274 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1996, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, 432 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1944, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, 351 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1957, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 304 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, 305 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

1958, Night by Elie Wiesel, 115 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

1981, Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark, 217 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

1902, The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason, 284 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1905, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, 351 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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