By John Escott
What does the identify Agatha Christie suggest? To many of us, it capability a booklet a few homicide secret - a whodunnit. Im interpreting an Agatha Christie, humans say. Im uncertain who the assassin is -I imagine its . yet they're frequently incorrect, since it isn't effortless to wager the murderers identify earlier than the tip of the book.
But who was once Agatha Christie? What was once she like? was once her existence quiet and unexciting, or used to be it jam-packed with curiosity and experience? used to be there a secret in her existence, too? . . .
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W hat do you say about that? 10 Y our name is in every newspaper, and now more people will buy your books. Is that why you disappeared? How did Agatha answer your five questions? Think of possible answers and write a report for the newspaper. 3 The police ask Archie a lot of questions after Agatha disappears. Complete their conversation (use as many words as you like). P o li c e : W ere___________? A r c h ie : N o , I w asn ’t. I w as aw ay, staying with friends. P o li c e : And w h y ___________?
There were reporters everywhere. They followed the Christies to the railway station, trying to get pictures of the frightened Agatha, who was hiding her face behind her hands. She looked thin and her face was white. And in London, hundreds of people were waiting at K ing’s Cross Station for the train from H arrogate. Everyone wanted to see the ‘woman of mystery’ and her husband. Their lives now seemed to be like something out of one of her detective stories. Archie helped the silent, frightened Agatha through the 28 Agatha disappears crowd.
She went out in March 1930, the week before the Woolleys planned to come back to England. The plan was that Agatha could travel back with them through Syria and Greece. A young archaeologist called M ax M allow an was working with the Woolleys. He was twenty-five years old, and a quiet young man. ‘I’ve told M ax to show you N ejef and K erb ala,’ Katherine Woolley told Agatha. ‘Nejef is the holy city of the dead, and Kerbala has a wonderful mosque. When we leave here and go to Baghdad, he’ll take you there.