First editions / Book Covers | Agatha Christie, 1920-76

"Very few of us are what we seem."
Agatha Christie


< Agatha Christie in her library at Greenway.

Christie's first crime novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, introducing Hercule Poirot, was published in 1920.
In total, she wrote 80 novels. Agatha Christie is the world's best-selling author, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. An estimated billion copies of her novels have been sold in English, and another billion in 103 other languages.


   A collection of first editions of her work that adorn the sitting room.

Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (1890-1976) was an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright.
She is best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around
her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder
mystery, The Mousetrap, and six romances under the name Mary Westmacott.



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  1. Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
    André Malraux

    Never tell all you know—not even to the person you know best.
    Agatha Christie / The Secret Adversary / 1922


    I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure.
    Virginia Woolf

    A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.
    Germaine Greer


    The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.
    Agatha Christie


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