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Agatha Christie and her “Autobiography“. What do we know about the queen of detectives?

Agatha Christie`s Autobiography are more interesting than her other books.

To the one who will sustain domestic tyranny views of the author of a world order - in particular the indulgent or approving attitude towards slavery (in marriage, in a service) and to what it is accepted to call slavery - and living position at which the main value is the property and is humble - the indifferent relation to poverty of people of the lowest classes, to that the self-ironic book will be also the textbook on a litprotsessa, both the encyclopedia of a good form, and a fan of fascinating stories, and the historical epos.

Judging by the book, the most part of life wealthy British of times of youth of Agatha Christie lived as if the butterflies flying from a flower on a flower. Nobody worked.

Children were looked after by servants. Children were brought to mother in the evening “to play“, having changed clothes for an elegant dress. It was not comprehended from where the hereditary capitals undertook and why other people forced to work have no money.

If there was not enough money, it was possible to move to a manor more simply, and to hand over the estate. Or to live in the country more poorly. In France, for example. “Ah, to us it is necessary from - for threats of poverty to live in France“. To go to round-the-world travel for a year and to leave the child in a residence with a desyatochok of servants and the aunt it was emotionally not difficult - Agatha.

At least, very much surprised me that Agatha Christie very quietly traveled all over the world in the company of the financial speculator (such English Ostap Bender), with the husband - the archeologist, appearing in the daughter`s life only to move it in a new boarding school.

Repeatedly Christie assures that the constant gluttony (so she also writes) and absorption of a huge number of meat did not damage her at all. At the same time itself speaks about a bunch of diseases, turned out to be a consequence an unreasonable diet. It is enough to look at elderly Agata`s photo that with grief to notice signs of physical sufferings.

It is difficult to understand how the woman who during war was working continuously in hospitals and drugstores, who lost relatives, friends and acquaintances, got used to bombings after war gets from the state treasury money for the mansions destroyed or reconstructed for military needs. Difficult mixture of dedication and commercialism, romanticism and practicality. Rare combination.

Besides any fan of detective stories will never be able to be discharged of thought that all this is history of life of the woman whose skill remains unsurpassed to this day. Love accidents and personal tragedies of the mother the Englishwoman Mrs. Marple and Belgian Hercule Poirot remained seemingly unknown to public. But unless it not about herself is written by Agatha, unless we do not recognize her in each of a great number of heroes whom she inhabited pages of the books?

Invisible childhood friends who grew up together with Agata brought it an international recognition. The somewhat eccentric lonely girl, the abandoned bride - unless not she goes driving a retro - the car on country paths? Whether she drinks tea in an environment of gossips of Saint - Mary Meade? And whether over it spread in library of an ancient mansion the inspector of police called on a crime scene was inclined?

Read the most interesting book of Agatha - it and is called: “Autobiography“. I promise that you will not regret.