The original 1998 edition.
In December 1926, Agatha Christie became front-page news when she vanished in bizarre circumstances from her home in Berkshire, England. Eleven days later the crime writer was found in a hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire, reading newspaper accounts of the search for herself and claiming to be the victim of amnesia. Up till now none of her biographers has come up with conclusive evidence as to what Agatha Christie did in the first twenty-four hours after she disappeared or whether her memory loss was genuine.
Although the notoriety made Agatha Christie famous, she never recovered from the intentse press scrutiny, and the private anguish that surrounded the episode ensured that she made no reference to it in her memoirs.
Illustrated with 31 photographs, many of them from private albums, Jared Cade's rivetting book - on which a BBC television documentary has been based - provides all the answers, including startling accounts by the novelist's surviving relatives, that reveal for the first time why she staged the disappearance with the help of a co-conspirator and how it all went terribly wrong...
'This is the only biography that tells Agatha's life story as it really was. Jared Cade's insight into her personality is unsurpassed.' Judith and Graham Gardner, relatives of Agatha Christie
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Published April 1, 1999
by Peter Owen Publishers.
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