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Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks

Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks
Item# 9780007310579

Product Description

Publisher: Harper Collins

Author: John Curran

Following the death of Agatha′s daughter, Rosalind, at the end of 2004, a remarkable legacy was revealed. Unearthed among her affairs at the family home of Greenway were Agatha Christie′s private notebooks, 73 handwritten volumes which, though known about for years, had been largely ignored, probably because Agatha′s unmistakable handwriting was so hard to read. But when archivist John Curran began deciphering the notebooks, the extent of this treasure trove became apparent ...

This book lifts the lid on Agatha Christie′s biggest secret -- how her pencilled notes, lists and drafts led to her many successful books, plays and stories. Alternative plots, titles and characters, deleted scenes, even her plans for the books she didn′t get to write -- John Curran′s investigation reveals a wealth of unpublished material, including two complete Hercule Poirot short stories never before published: ′The Mystery of the Dog′s Ball′ and the unseen thirteenth ′Labour of Hercules!′ (pb)