Dame Agatha Christie (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays.
She didn’t go to school but was educated at home. She was a bright child, who taught herself to read by the age of five. She liked reading and she also took piano, singing, dancing, tennis… lessons.
she is best remembered for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections (especially those featuring Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple), and her successful West End plays.
Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time.
Her books have been translated into at least 103 languages.
Agatha Christie went to school in Paris at age of sixteen to study music. She married Archibald Christie in 1914, and they had a daughter called Rosalind in 1919.
Many of her books and short stories have been filmed, some more than once (Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile and 4.50 from Paddington for instance), and many have been adapted for television, radio, video games and comics.
Agatha Christie became a Dame of the British Empire in 1971.
Agatha Christie died on 12 January 1976 at age 85 from natural causes at her Winterbrook House in the north of Cholsey parish, adjoining Wallingford in Oxfordshire (formerly part of Berkshire). She is buried in the nearby churchyard of St Mary’s, Cholsey.
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