Born 9/15/1890—-Died 1/12/1976 (85)
Fun! I had an assignment to research a female playwright AND AGATHA CHRISTIE WAS ON THE LIST!!!
WORKS OF EXTREME IMPORTANCE
- The Mysterious Affair At Styles-1920: Previously only publishing poetry, this was her first mystery novel, and the first Hercule Poirot.
- Murder At The Vicarage-1930: Introduced Ms. Marple
- And Then There Were None-1939: The greatest mystery novel, it was adapted into a play in 1943.
- The Mousetrap-1952: The longest running play, it’s only in London’s St. Martin, previously in Ambassadors.
She wrote 66 novels and 30 plays, several of them published posthumously. She also wrote 6 romance novels under the name Mary Westmacott.
She didn’t learn to read until she was five. She quickly caught up, writing poems at 11.
She married Archibald Christie in 1914. In 1919 she gave birth to her daughter Rosalind and son Hercule Poirot. After finding out about her husband’s affair, she disappeared for 11 days, and found at the Harrogate Spa Hotel under the name of her husband’s mistress. She had no recollection of her vacation.
In 1929, Agatha met the Wolleys, archaeologists with a dig in the Middle East. She visited their dig via the Orient Express. On her second visit in 1930, she met her second husband, Max Mallowan. They stayed for the most part in Iraq and Syria,where both worked to recover the Nimrud Ivories.
“Write even if you don’t want to, don’t much like what you’re writing and aren’t particularly writing well”
Saunders, Tristram Fane. “10 Things You Didn’t Know about The Mousetrap.” The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 18 May 2016,telegraph.co.uk
Rowe, Ignacio M. “Agatha Christie In Mesopotamia.” National Geographic, 2017.