Agatha Christie at Home (Hardcover)

Agatha Christie at Home By Hilary Macaskill, Mathew Prichard (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Hilary Macaskill, Mathew Prichard (Foreword by)
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Description


This new and revised edition of Hilary Macaskill’s classic book, with many new illustrations, offers an insight into the life and work of the world’s bestselling author.

Hilary Macaskill examines the houses that meant most to Agatha Christie, including her childhood home, Ashfield, in Torquay; Winterbrook in Oxfordshire, and, above all, Greenway, soaring above the River Dart and Agatha’s favorite home from 1938 to the end of her life in 1976 (though requisitioned in the Second World War by the Admiralty, and from 1943 to 1945 home also to the United States Coast Guard).

The author also explores more temporary abodes, not only a succession of flats and houses in London (mainly in Kensington and Chelsea) but also the homes she set up at the digs (mostly in the Middle East) that she traveled to with her archaeologist husband, Max Mallowan, and the hotels – notably the Moorland Hotel on Dartmoor, to which she adjourned in the grip of writer’s block to complete her first detective novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, and the Burgh Island Hotel, a major inspiration for And Then There Were None and Evil Under the Sun.

About the Author


Hilary Macaskill is a journalist and travel writer. She is co-author with Molly Wood of Downhill All the Way: Walking with Donkeys on the Stevenson Trail (Frances Lincoln, 2006), and has written, as well as Agatha Christie at Home, Charles Dickens at Home (Frances Lincoln, 2012), Daphne du Maurier at Home (Frances Lincoln, 2013) and Virginia Woolf at Home (Pimpernel Press, 2019). She lives in London.

Mathew Prichard is Agatha Christie's grandon.

Praise For…


"Devotees of her mysteries will enjoy matching photos to aspects of the books with author Macaskill's help as a guide. Readers interested in literature and writing find a window onto the connection between biography--and with Christie particularly, place--and an author's books." —Publishers Bookshelf

"As much as being a record of the private life of Agatha Christie and her homes, Agatha Christie At Home is also a social history of England’s middle bordering on upper class society in the period between the turn of the twentieth century until Dame Agatha Christie’s death in 1976 – the details of this timeline, well written and absorbing." —Sisters in Crime
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781914902000
ISBN-10: 1914902009
Publisher: Pimpernel Press
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English