Can’t Wait.

“Her story, in her own words and now in her own voice. This new release of Agatha Christie’s autobiography includes a CD of the famous voice recordings she dictated forty years ago that were only discovered in 2008. Spread over fourteen tracks the CD contains over an hour’s worth of material revealing the normally reclusive Agatha telling her own story in a lively, spontaneous and often conspiratorial way, whose passion in talking about her life is captured in the printed autobiography.”

“Published a year after Agatha Christie’s death, her autobiography tells of her fascinating private life, from early childhood through two marriages and two world wars, and her experiences both as a writer and on archaeological expeditions with her second husband, Max Mallowan. Not only does the book reveal the true genius of her legendary success, but the story is vividly told and as captivating as one of her novels.”

SYNOPSIS
“Agatha Christie’s ‘most absorbing mystery’ — her own autobiography, with new exclusive CD containing newly discovered priceless recordings of Agatha dictating excerpts from more than 40 years ago. Over the three decades since her death on 12 January 1976, many of Agatha Christie’s readers and reviewers have maintained that her most compelling book is probably still her least well-known. Her candid Autobiography, written mainly in the 1960s, modestly ignores the fact that Agatha had become the best-selling novelist in history and concentrates on her fascinating private life. From early childhood at the end of the 19th century, through two marriages and two World Wars, and her experiences both as a writer and on archaeological expeditions with her second husband, Max Mallowan, Agatha shares the details of her varied and sometimes complex life with real passion and openness.”

“Then, in 2008, Agatha Christie’s grandson made a remarkable discovery. While clearing out her old house in preparation for its opening to the public, Greenway in Devon, a box of old tape reels was found to contain the recordings of Agatha dictating her Autobiography for her typist. These remarkable recordings are not only an amazingly rare example of Agatha’s voice, but they also partly explain the engaging nature of her Autobiography – for they reveal the normally reclusive Agatha telling her own story in a lively, spontaneous and often conspiratorial way, whose passion in talking about her life is captured in the printed Autobiography. Now this new edition comes complete with a CD of highlights from these priceless tapes, giving Agatha Christie’s millions of fans the opportunity to hear the Queen of Crime’s story in her own words, and rediscover her remarkable full story in this special edition of her book, which is newly introduced by Mathew Prichard, the grandson who discovered the tapes.”

Release date: April 3, 2010
Pre-ordered from the UK.

For Manic Fans: The Agatha Christie Blog

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One response to this post.

  1. So, will you be one of the first to get a copy? I know that you are a big fan of Christie, so be sure to let us know if it measures up.

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