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Agatha Christie

(1890 - 1976)

"If I was born once again, I would like to be a woman - always!"

  • Rearranging the letters of 'Agatha Christie's Poirot' gives:
    A harsh egoistic patriot (by Jonathan Solomons)
  • Rearranging the letters of 'Dame Agatha Christie' gives:
    I am a right death case. (by Donald L. Holmes)
  • Agatha's full given name was Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller.
  • She was born September 15, 1890 in Torquay, Devon on England's southwestern coast.
  • Her parents' names were Frederick and Clara,
    and she had two older siblings named Madge and Monty.
  • Agatha was a bright child who had taught herself to read by the age of five.<
  • From the ages of 15 - 17, Agatha attended French finishing schools.
  • In her school years, Agatha trained as a singer and pianist.
  • Agatha's father died when she was 11 years old.
  • She met Archie Christie in 1912 and they married December 24, 1914.
  • She was a nurse in the Voluntary Aid Detachment of the Red Cross Hospital
    at Torquay during the war in France
  • Agatha's Daughter, Rosalind Christie, was born August 5, 1919.
  • Agatha's mother died in 1926.
  • In August of 1926, Archie moved out of the home later leading to their divorce.
  • Agatha met Max Mallowan, an archaeologist, in 1930 in Baghdad.
    They later married and had 46 years together.
  • Agatha Christie died on January 12, 1976 at the age of 85.
  • Agatha Christie is the bestselling mystery novelist of all time.