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«Agatha Christie» by Lena Stepanova Tutor : S.A.Solov’eva Presentation 2015 Zashizhem’e secondary school
Agatha Christie was one of England`s most famous writers. Her crime and detective stories became famous for their clever plots. Agatha Christie was often called the queen of crime. She wrote 78 detective novels, 19 plays, and 6 romantic novels. Her books have been translated into 103 foreign languages.
Agatha Christie (full name Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie) was born in Devon, England on September 15th, 1890 as the daughter of a British army captain.She was the youngest child in the family. She was educated at home and took singing lessons in Paris. She began writing at the end of the First World War.
During the First World War she worked in a hospital as a nurse. Later on she got a job in a pharmacy. This influenced many of her crime stories because some of her victims were poisoned.
Agatha Christie was married twice The first husband is Colonel Archibald Christie The second husband is Max Mallowan
Her first novel, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" was published in 1920. That was the first appearance of Hercule Poirot, who became one of the most famous private detectives since Sherlock Holmes. .
Agatha Christie became generally recognized in 1926, after the publishing of her novel "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd". It is still considered her masterpiece.
The last Poirot book, The Curtain, appeared shortly before the writer's death, and the last Miss Marple story, The Sleeping Murder, and her autobiography were published after her death.
In 1956, Agatha Christie was awarded the Order of the British Empire, and in 1971 for achievements in the field of literature Agatha Christie was awarded Kavalerdama of the Order of the British Empire, whose owner also acquires a noble title "lady".
At the beginning of the 1970 Agatha Christie became ill,but she went writing. When she died in 1976 she had written over 60 novels, 150 short stories and 16 plays. Her stage play «The Mousetrap» is the longest running play in history. It was first performed in 1952 and after a record 23000 perfomances it is still running today. Many her books and stories have been turned into successful movies.
The writer died on January 12, 1976in the town of Wallingford (Wallingford), Oxfordshire, after a short cold and was buried in the village Cholsi.
Agatha Christie’s language is simple and good and it is pleasant to read her books in the original.
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