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Laura Thompson: The first posthumous Hercule Poirot mystery impresses with its intricacy, but lacks the sublime simplicity at the heart of Agatha Christie’s original novels

March 13, 2018 • Maureen Corrigan recommends two books that grapple with real-life mysteries: Laura Thompson’s biography of the sphinxlike Agatha Christie, and I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, by the late.

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‘Laura Thompson has certainly written the last word on Agatha Christie. Her book is a superb piece of biography.’ Literary Review ‘Affectionate, admiring, perceptive and absolutely convincing’. Sunday Telegraph. ‘This splendid account of [Christie’s] life and work.

A writer and freelance journalist, Laura Thompson won the Somerset Maugham award for her first book, The Dogs, and is also the author of The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters, was a New York Timesbestseller and Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life, also published by.

Christie biographer Laura Thompson not only sees Christie’s life more lucidly. The resulting triumph of a biography, called Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life, was published a little over a decade.

Yet derivative works and adaptations cannot fully explain why Christie’s work endures. A splendid biography by Laura Thompson, however, does. Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life was published in.

March 13, 2018 • Maureen Corrigan recommends two books that grapple with real-life mysteries: Laura Thompson’s biography of the sphinxlike Agatha Christie, and I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, by the late.

The youngest of three children, Christie, born Miller, grew up in Ashfield in Torquay. Biographer Laura Thompson points to. with her mother Clara. Says Thompson: "She was the most important person.

“Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life” by Laura Thompson Thompson covers the disappearance uniquely, writing in a voice that Christie might have had while experiencing that strange time.

Jul 09, 2018  · Agatha Christie: A Mysterious life [Laura Thompson] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. AN EDGAR ALLAN POE AWARD FINALIST The author of the New York Times bestselling The Six now turns her formidable biographical skills to the greatest crime writer in the world

Laura Thompson writes about life – and is unapologetic in what she captures. She is a sexual assault survivor, has navigated near death traumas with her daughters’ medical issues, and possesses the ability to capture what is true, honest, and worthy.

Now comes “The Six” by Laura Thompson, author of books on subjects as diverse as greyhound dog racing, Agatha Christie and the Lucan Affair and, most recently, a biography of Nancy Mitford. The.

Nearly 100 years later Laura Thompson (no relation) returns to the case in this new book in which she combines all the narrative drive you would expect from a biographer of Agatha Christie with a.

Jun 14, 2018  · AGATHA CHRISTIE A Mysterious Life By Laura Thompson Illustrated. 534 pp. Pegasus Books. $35. As many Agatha Christie fans know, in 1926 the.

Laura Thompson attended stage school and at the age of sixteen won an exhibition to read English at Oxford. Her first book, THE DOGS: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF GREYHOUND RACING, won the Somerset Maugham Award.

Laura Thompson’s Agatha Christie is an excellent accompaniment to reading John Curran’s The Secret Notebooks. I read them in close succession and found their perspective and perceptive commentary on Agatha Christie and her novels markedly enhanced my current re-reading of her work.

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Head of Zeus has pre-empted world rights to a book on the mysterious disappearance of Lord Lucan by award-winning biographer Laura Thompson. “a robust five-figure sum”. Thompson has previously.

In 1956 she was appointed C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). Notes Laura Thompson, author of the riveting biography “Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life” (Pegasus Books, 534 pp.,

Agatha and the Truth of Murder was produced by Brett Wilson and directed by Terry Loane, and stars Ruth Bradley in the eponymous role of Agatha Christie. Bradley admitted to feeling pressure playing Christie and used the biography by Laura Thompson (Agatha Christie: An English Mystery, 2007) "like a bible". Release Broadcast

An exhaustive look into the passionate love affair that led to one of the most infamous murders in 1920s England. Moving beyond the standard courtroom drama, Somerset Maugham Award winner Thompson (Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life, 2018, etc.) painstakingly details the life and death of Edith Thompson, an Essex woman who gained notoriety in 1922 as she and her lover stood trial for the.

That work alerted her to the “fascination for poison,” wrote Laura Thompson in her recent biography, Agatha Christie: An English Mystery. “The beautiful look of the bottles, the exquisite precision of.

Laura Thompson, Christie’s biographer, said: “Changing the identity of the murderer, however good for publicity, is a bit much. Agatha was shrewder than she is often given credit for and there’s a lot.

Sep 20, 2007  · Jessica Mann reviews Agatha Christie: An English Mystery by Laura Thompson The best biographies are labours of love and this fascinating book is just that. Laura Thompson.

Christie It was like a ghost that was born in the land of Harrogate that he was born and raised, "says Laura Thompson, who writes the biography of Agatha Christie. byLe Salon de la Mappemonde Christie.

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Identity Theft: Agatha Christie’s disappearance in 1926 remains one of the. Andrew Norman, in 2006, preferred the "fugue state" theory. Laura Thompson, a year later, agreed with Christie’s daughter.

Laura Thompson writes about life – and is unapologetic in what she captures. She is a sexual assault survivor, has navigated near death traumas with her daughters’ medical issues, and possesses the ability to capture what is true, honest, and worthy.

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Mar 07, 2018  · Agatha Christie’s work has never gone out of style, nor out of print, in the four decades since her death — to the tune of more than 2 billion copies sold. But Christie’s flame burns extra.

May 14, 2017  · Agatha Christie [Laura Thompson] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The author of the Somerset Maugham award-winning.

Thompson’s tome is one of the better looks at Christie’s life, and peeks at some of the elements of Dame Agatha’s background that often get short shrift in other biographies, including her many works written specifically for the stage. Using extensive excerpts from Christie’s own writings, Thompson explores what made Agatha tick.

Recent biographies, like one by Laura Thompson, shed little light on the episode. (“It was the unspoken subject. Agatha refused to talk about it. To anyone. It was a real no-go,” one of Christie’s.

According to Agatha Christie’s biographer Laura Thompson, Agatha Christie believed her 1952 ‘whodunit’ The Mousetrap would run in London’s West End for around eight months. Sixty years and nearly.

Nov 17, 2018  · Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life. by Laura Thomspon. Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life is a relatively new release and yet it reads like a biography from the 1970’s or 1980’s.There’s a lot of fat shaming. The Edwardian period is heavily sentimentalized.

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