Facts about the life of Agatha Christie

January 12, 1976 did not become "detective" a genius, one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century - Agatha Christie. Her life was full of controversial and unusual episodes, many of which are embodied in the stories of the writer.

Today we offer to recall vivid moments of her life and work.

1. How often happens with talented people, Agatha suffered dysgraphia - the inability to write text. Her works have been dictated.

The reason for writing the first novel in Agatha Christie became a dispute with his sister, who was a writer. The dispute about the fact that she can do something more worthwhile than a sister.

2. Agatha Mary Clarissa Originally Mallowan, nee Miller was going to be published under the pseudonym Martin West and Martin Gray, believing that the woman's name detective author may make some readers prejudice, she later decided to leave the real name and surname of her first husband - Christy.

Photo: Agatha Christie with friends

3. During the First World War, Agatha Christie worked as a nurse in a military hospital, then she went to work in a pharmacy, so that became well versed in the poisonous substances. Perhaps, therefore, it is poison poisoning so often in her detective.

4. 1926 was one of the most difficult in the life Christi, at the same time it was the mysterious disappearance. Her mother died, my brother became a complete addict, publishers did not like the novel "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd", in which the story was carried out on behalf of the murderer, and to top it off, her husband Archibald fell in love with another woman and demanded a divorce. After that Agatha disappeared, been looking for her, and even enlisted the help of other British Master Detective - Arthur Conan Doyle.

After some time, Agatha found in a small town sanatorium, where she represented all Teresa Neal. She suffered greatly memory: she had a vague memory of her husband, she could not remember the name of his daughter, and his sister learned only a few days.

Some believed that the writer specifically acted out the situation with his "disappearance" to avenge her husband.

5. Brian Aldiss familiar Agatha Christie once said about her methods - "she was finishing up the last chapter of the book, and then choose the most unlikely of suspects and, returning to the top of reworked some points to substitute it».

According to Christie's, from childhood to old age she dreamed the same dream: a man with his hands chopped off and a terrible person. She called him a man-killer, though in a dream he never killed nobody.

6. During the Second World Agatha Christie wrote two stories "Curtain» (Curtain) and "Sleeping Murder» (Sleeping Murder), which were to be the last books about Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, two of its most popular characters. At the request of Agatha Christie both books were hidden in a bank vault and had come to light when Agatha Christie will not be able to write.

The stories were published in 1974, when the writer 84 years old ...

In the photo: a writer with his grandson Matthew

7. The film "Murder on the Orient Express" was the only film adaptation of the works of the writer, which Agatha Christie was fully satisfied. In particular, she said that the execution of Albert Finney role of Hercule Poirot was closest to the creation of its literary character. Agatha Christie traveled a lot, and the novel, taken as a basis for this film was written in Istanbul, where the writer came to rest with her husband.

8. Agatha Christie was married twice, first husband, she gave birth to a daughter, Rosalind. The second time she married rather late, and the husband was younger than her fifteen years. He was an archaeologist, and Agatha often joked that his wife archaeologist must be much older husband to his interest.

Photo: Agatha with her second husband, Max

9. Her books are published circulation of more than 2 billion copies and have been translated into 103 languages. Agatha Christie was one of the symbols of the United Kingdom, its masterpieces are the following published by the Bible and Shakespeare.

Agatha Christie also set a record for the maximum number of theatrical works, and her play "The Mousetrap" (Eng. Mousetrap) was first staged in 1952 and is still continuously demonstrated on the stage in London.

10. Agatha Christie is the author of many great sayings, the most famous of which was: "Freedom is worth it to fight for it».


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