Agatha Christie

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November 30, 2021

Lady Agatha Christie (September 15, 1890 - January 12, 1976) was a British writer and author of numerous crime and detective novels. As the world's most famous mystery writer, she is also called the "queen of crime". During her literary career, which lasted more than half a century, she wrote 79 books (of which 66 crime novels) and several collections of short stories and other works, which have sold more than two billion copies worldwide and translated into more of 50 languages. According to the Guinness Book of Records, he is the best-selling author of all time. It is noted that only the Bible and Shakespeare's works have sold more than Agatha Christie's novel. Her play The Mousetrap premiered in London on November 25, 1952; this work is so far the longest continuously played play in the history of the theater, which had more than 25,000 performances. In 2013, she was named the best writer of detective stories, and her novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was the best crime novel of all time. Under the pseudonym Mary Westmacote, Agatha Christie also wrote 6 love novels.

Biography

Childhood and education

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born on September 15, 1890 in a house called "Ashfield" in Torquay, as the daughter of Frederick Alva Miller and Clarissa Margaret Miller. The father was an American stockbroker with independent income, but he died when Agatha was only 11 years old, and the mother was the daughter of a British military captain. The Miller family, in addition to Agatha, had two other children - a son Louis and a daughter Margaret. They were both older than Agatha, brother 10 and sister 11. Although raised as a Christian, she grew up in a household with various esoteric beliefs; Agatha, like her brother and sister, believed that their mother, Clara, was a psychic with the ability to see a "second vision." school. However, she did not do the same with Agatha, who she thought was better to go to school at home, so she took on the responsibility to teach her to read and write, as well as to perform basic arithmetic operations. Also, her mother taught her music, and taught her to play the key

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