The Grand Tour by Agatha Christie
Around the World with the Queen of Mystery

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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Now, in this fascinating travelogue of the prolific author's yearlong trip around the British Empire in 1922, Christie provides the clues to the origins of the plots and locales of some of her bestselling mystery novels. Containing never-before-published letters and photos from her travels, and filled with intriguing details about the exotic locations she visited, The Grand Tour is an important book for Agatha Christie fans, revealing an unexpected side to the world's most renowned mystery writer.

 

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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
 
Published November 20, 2012 by Harper. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Education & Reference, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Essentially a marketing ploy, the tour, sponsored by the British Empire Exhibition Mission, had four goals: “to produce new sources of wealth by exploiting the raw materials of the Empire;

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Summary: A selection of correspondence from Agatha Christie in which she chronicled the ten-month voyage of the British trade mission in 1922, in which she and her first husband Archie took part, for the Empire Exhibition held two years later, generously illustrated with her own photographs and m...

May 06 2012 | Read Full Review of The Grand Tour: Around the Wo...

City Book Review

In letters and snapshots mailed home, Christie describes meetings with dignitaries, visits to the industrial and agricultural pride of their owners, and time spent with their expatriate families.

Nov 08 2012 | Read Full Review of The Grand Tour: Around the Wo...

Boston.com

The book includes letters Agatha Christie (left, in 1963) wrote while with her husband on a 1922 trade mission.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Edited and introduced by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard, and accompanied by reminiscences from her own autobiography, this unique travelogue reveals a new adventurous side to Agatha Christie, one that would ultimately influence the stories that made her a household name.

Jan 21 2013 | Read Full Review of The Grand Tour: Around the Wo...

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