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Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie
Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie | Anne Martinetti
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The life of Agatha Christie was as mysterious and eventful as her fiction. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel traces the life of the Queen of Whodunnit from her childhood in Torquay, England, through a career filled with success, mischief, and adventure, to her later years as Dame Agatha. Revealing a side to Christie that will surprise and delight many readers, "Agatha "introduces us to a free-spirited and thoroughly modern woman who, among other things, enjoyed flying, travel, and surfing. Centering around an episode in 1926 when Christie staged her own disappearance, "Agatha "is an intriguing, entertaining, and funny exploration of the 20th century s best-loved crime novelist."
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Bookwormjillk
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I‘ve been wanting to read about Agatha Christie for years, and this graphic novel was a great start. I liked that her characters made appearances.

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vivastory
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Opening with the most famous incident from her life, her disappearance, this graphic novel bio proceeds in vignettes from childhood to her passing. Although I wished they had spent more time on certain episodes of her life, or that it had been longer, I learned quite a bit. And I was amused by her banter with Poirot when he popped in unannounced & his jealousy of her other characters, especially Miss Marple.

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catiewithac
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This is a nice graphic novel style biography of the Queen of Mystery: Agatha Christie. There‘s not a lot of depth to it, but it touches on important themes in her life and her beloved characters. The book is probably best for young readers or casual Christie fans. I am neither. It annoyed that the love detectives and Parker Pyne weren‘t mentioned. Also the book suggests that the Beresfords didn‘t age alongside the author (they did!). Still good!

vivastory Great review 👍I'm going to read this tomorrow. 1w
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Lizpixie
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#NFNov I don‘t think I‘ll manage to fill the card before December, but I‘m trying! My next readathon read is another non fiction about haunted buildings but I‘m not sure which prompt to use. Should it be female author? Or would it be classed as hobby related?🤔

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Lizpixie
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My 1st finished book for the #24B4Monday #readathon with 2 books half done. I‘m all over the place this weekend, I just can‘t settle on one thing so I‘m trying some non fiction books. This was a graphic novel of Dame Agathas life with a fictionalised version of her disappearance after her mother‘s death & her husbands infidelity. I enjoyed it very much. #NFNov #TIL-her 2nd husband was 14yrs younger than her & incited her love for archeology.

Andrew65 👏👏👏🍾🥂🍾🥂🥳🎈😍 2mo
ljuliel Wow, great job ! 2mo
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt2 A new addition to my Dame Agatha collection,this is a graphic non fiction about Dame Christie‘s life, starting with her famous disappearance in December 1926.She was found 10 days later,staying at a hotel in Harrogate under an assumed name. She never gave a reason for it,so it‘s remained a mystery for over 90yrs. Dame Agatha was a woman ahead of her time, she travelled, surfed, flew & attended archeological digs. An interesting life.

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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I very much enjoyed this graphic novel biography of Agatha Christie. It‘s not a straight narrative but instead a variety of snapshots. Which is actually a great way to span all the high (and low) points in her long life. Some of her characters show up too!
The art is fantastic. Thumbs up!

Texreader What a beautiful collection of books 11mo
Lizpixie This is on the way to me now! My Dame Agatha collection is growing rapidly👍 11mo
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DGRachel
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I loved the artwork, but the narrative was a bit choppy and disjointed. I didn‘t realize this was originally written in French, and I wonder if the translation is part of the problem. Slightly longer review on my blog... https://wp.me/pKWKW-4u

Thanks @LeahBergen for this gift. I definitely enjoyed it and it feels so good to get through a book in less than 90 minutes. #accomplishment #onedown #hundredstogo #neverendingtbr

LeahBergen I thought the artwork looked pretty great, too. I always find graphic novels a bit choppy to read (the few I‘ve read anyway ... I‘m not the biggest fan of them. 😆). 1y
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DGRachel
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As a reward for finally finishing Letters to Milena and for being brave enough to share my blog review, I‘m going off my proposed October TBR and reading this gift from the lovely @LeahBergen 😍

#tuesdaynight #currentlyreading #bailey #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy

LeahBergen Yay! It looked pretty good when I peeked through it before wrapping. 1y
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DGRachel
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Oh my goodness! @LeahBergen you completely spoiled me! I love everything and I‘m super excited to read these books and I love the cards you included with each one. ❤️ That mug is PERFECT for me and the candy tin is adorable! I can‘t wait to see what Bailey makes of the mustache!😂 Thank you so much! You‘re the absolute best! (and a big thank you to @Sophoclessweetheart for hosting!!) #achristieswapisannounced

LeahBergen Yay, you opened it! I‘m glad the mug made it in one piece. You were a fun swap partner! Just 1:25 hrs now until I can open. 😂😂 1y
LeahBergen Poor Bailey is snoozing and blissfully unaware that she will soon be laughed at with her Poirot mustache. 😆 1y
DGRachel @LeahBergen I think if it‘s after midnight for one swap partner, then the other person should get to open theirs right away, too. 😘 1y
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DGRachel @LeahBergen I only hope she‘ll let me get a picture! If she doesn‘t, I‘ll have to see if I can get Scooter to play along. I imagine that will be even more hysterical in the mouth of a 10 pound chihuahua! 🤣🤣 1y
LeahBergen Oh, I SO want to see one of them with the mustache. 😂😂 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Looks wonderful! And the tagged book sounds interesting! 1y
batsy What beautiful gifts! 1y
Cathythoughts How gorgeous! Yes , you have been beautifully spoiled ❤️ 1y
mabell I can't wait to see Bailey with her mustache! She'll look so distinguished! 😆😂😍 1y
Sophoclessweetheart Great prizes! Love them! 1y
LeahBergen I forgot to ask ... will you be sharing nicely with your “Christie-fan” Mom? 😂😂 1y
DGRachel @LeahBergen She‘s already stolen the Poirot quote collection. 🤣🤣 That reminds me, I‘m supposed to ask where you got those little cards you put into each book. We both love them!! (and thank you again for everything! It‘s all so wonderful!😍) 1y
LeahBergen @DGRachel Oh, you‘re so welcome! 😘 I ordered them from someone on Etsy (I don‘t remember who, exactly, but there are quite a few sellers). Just look up ‘library cards‘. 1y
Melissa_J Nice!!! 1y
ferskner !!!!!!!!!! These are amazing gifts! 1y
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youngreadrshelf
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Finally found these beauties in the unpacking!

BookaholicNatty Beautiful!! Do you have her entire collection? 2y
TrishB Lovely 💕 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
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ephemeralwaltz Lovely! I myself have a few of these editions. I love the bright colors! 2y
Peddler410 I have a few of those — or maybe I donated them to my school. 2y
readordierachel So colorful! 2y
youngreadrshelf @ephemeralwaltz I love the way they brighten up the shelves. Don‘t you? 2y
youngreadrshelf @Peddler410 I hope you still have them because she is the queen of mystery!! 2y
youngreadrshelf @ReadOrDieRachel and excellent reads! 2y
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kwmg40
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This is an interesting take on Agatha Christie‘s life story — a graphic novel in which she interacts with several of her famous characters. I expect Christie fans will enjoy this book and also appreciate the many references to specific works of hers.

#comicthon

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Ehbooklover
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I loved this biographical graphic novel about my favourite author. I especially enjoyed the style of the illustrations and the way that Christie's feelings about her famous detectives were portrayed. A must for any fans of The Queen of Crime.

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Zoe_reads_books
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A snowy day seems like the perfect day to read a graphic novel about Agatha Christie!📚❄️

EvieBee I want to buy this so bad! 2y
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Jilljemmett
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This is a graphic novel biography of Agatha Christie. Skippy was looking a little down so I asked if he wanted to be my model 🐶


#rockinmay (Paperback Writer) - Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie


#bookstagram #bookblogger #bibliophile #agathachristie #graphicnovel #mystery #london #dogsofinsta #poodle #bichonfrise

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thereadingowlvina
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MrsV
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#AtoZChallenge #1 finished!

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MrsV
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Book 1 of the #AtoZchallenge

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MrsV
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A to Z Challenge Part 1......

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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Bengali.bookworm
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I am a Poirot addict so this was such an awesome stocking stuffer!!!!

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QuietlyLaura
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BookMail! Thank you fellow Litsians for bringing this graghic novel about Agatha Christie to my attention! I've loved her mysteries since I was a kid. I also got the 1st book in this intriguing fantasy series by James Maxwell. #mystery #fantasy #bookmail #graphicnovels

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Melissa9963
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Agatha Christie was my first adult mystery love. Her life in a graphic novel? I couldn't get my hands on this fast enough! The art and the biographical story in this book were spot on. I thought I knew Dame Agatha, but I certainly learned something and was entertained. What an amazing woman!

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youngreadrshelf
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This came yesterday so taking a break from my other book for this. I ❤️ Agatha Christie!

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quietjenn
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finally!

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rabbitprincess
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Not bad, but I don't think it would tell her more comprehensive fans anything new. Also, Poirot would not be caught dead in a knotted handkerchief hat, even a monogrammed one.

LauraBrook Even the idea of him wearing a hat like that made me laugh out loud - as if! 3y
rabbitprincess @LauraBrook He was at the beach with Agatha. Can't remember whether he was shown with rolled-up trousers as well, but he wouldn't do that either. 3y
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LiteraryinLititz
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Agatha Christie is my all-time favorite author, so when I heard about this book (#blameitonlitsy) I immediately borrowed it from the library. I sped through it, and it was just ok. It touched on all the phases of her life, but I wasn't that drawn in, for some reason. I'd say it's missable- read one of her novels instead!

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Readaholics
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Loved it! I didn't realize how many adventures Agatha Christie had in real life. Archeological digs, golfing, learning to surf, remote island mansions, traveling through the Middle East, etc. I want to read her autobiography now.

JillMoore1226 Must read!!! 3y
rabbitprincess Her autobiography is very good 😃 3y
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Readaholics
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And here you have it! The detective authors Agatha Christie deemed peers /competition during her time. I loved this graphic novel telling about her adventures on the Orient Express, being knighted by the queen, surfing in Hawaii and discovering artifacts at a archeological dig. Plus the mystery about her disappearance for 11 days prior to her husband's divorce.

Carol This book was amazing! It made me want to read her autobiography. 3y
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Readaholics
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I loved this fictional biography of Agatha Christie. In it, she talks to her favorite characters - Poirot, Ms.Marple and Tommy and Tuppence - throughout different milestones in her life. Based on her life, she travelled the world, became an archeologist and had her own set of adventures ( first female British surfer!) which inspired her fictional work.

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Readaholics
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Couldn't sleep, but since the first days of Autumn are upon us, I figured I'd indulge in this graphic novel about my fav mystery writer. Plus I have my majestic 17-year-old body guard Mr.Slick to keep me safe.

RealLifeReading That looks like a fun read! 3y
LauraBrook Mr Slick is adorable - looks like he does a good job protecting his mom. 😻 3y
Tanner Mr Slick does look very majestic! ❤️🐱 3y
Bookzombie Mr. Slick is very handsome. 💕🐱 3y
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LaurenEH57
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Makes me want to read more Agatha Christie... glad she was as annoyed by Hercule Poirot as I am. (Maybe I'll try a Miss Marple story.)

Varshitha I havent read any Miss Marple books either.. Time to pick it up next 3y
LaurenEH57 @Varshitha I stopped reading Murder on the Orient Express because of Poirot. #bailed This graphic novel also talked about her other duo detectives (which I'd never even heard of), Tommy and Tuppence. 3y
Varshitha Ooh i had not heard of them either, thanks for letting me know.. Murder on the Orient Express is one of my favourites .. but yea Poirot can be annoying 😄 3y
LiteraryinLititz My library just ordered this book at my request. I get to read it first when it comes in! :) 3y
LiteraryinLititz @LaurenEH57 @Varshitha I'm an Agatha Christie nerd. Tommy and Tuppence are a cute married couple who used to be spies of some sort and now solve mysteries. At first they are young newlyweds and in the later books they are retired. Their books are good, but I prefer Poirot and Marple. 3y
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Carol
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Happy birthday, ladies! #nosleeptilbookless

Lizpixie Yay! Love the Dame🙌🙌 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I just got/posted the same Agatha book! Great minds!! 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I wish my library would discover graphic novel biographies... They're the only sort I can get through... (I might have to buy this one) 3y
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LiteraryinLititz @thegirlwiththelibrarybag My library didn't have the Agatha graphic novel either, so I suggested it to them. They were more than happy to get it for the library! Maybe that would work at your library too? I've done it with 4 books and they order them each time. I love libraries! 3y
Carol @thegirlwiththelibrarybag this particular one looks to be a translation from French. Graphic bios are really popular here. Can't you twist someone's arm and make them buy some? 😘 3y
Carol @elkeo rad! 🤘 3y
Carol @LiteraryinLititz libraries love you right back, I'm sure! 💕💖💕 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Carol, yes but the request system is crazy slow... If I put in a request now I might get it before her next birthday... 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LiteraryinLititz, I could do that :) it's just that my library is slow moving when it comes to requests 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Perfect timing getting this today on Agatha's birthday. I read many of her books as a teen and recently had the urge to get back to her - this graphic biography will get me in the mood for sure!

Lizpixie Awesome! I'll have to keep an eye out for this.👍 3y
Carol Ah we were reading it at the same time! #Litsymindmeld 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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This is an appealing graphic biography of Agatha Christie, starting with her mysterious disappearance and then spanning incidents across her entire life. It's a quick read that gives the reader an appreciation for Christie's wide-ranging interests and adventurous spirit. I recommend it! (It also includes a list of all her works, including those under her pen name.)

BethFishReads This looks good. I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks! 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Agatha Christie shares her "secret" of success with her editor, who deems her proper place is at "Shakespeare's right hand." ?

sparklemotion I didn't know this was a thing 😱 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Next up: a biography of #AgathaChristie in graphic novel form. 👍🏼🤓

brendanmleonard Oh, wow! Looks fantastic! 3y
Eyelit I just got this from the library! Looking forward to hearing what you think. 😃 3y
Dragon Have to read it ! 3y
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Bookworm83 Awesome! I didn't even know this was a thing..😄 3y
Suetara I didn't know this existed and now that I do, I have to have it!! 3y
Zelma That sounds amazing! 3y
Dorianna I didn't know a graphic novel biography of Agatha Christie existed but now that I know I must have it. 3y
aeeklund Um, how did I not know this was a thing????? 3y
BeththeBookDragon Stacked!!! 3y
StaceGhost Well found! What's the art like? 3y
KarenUK Also Stacked!!!! 3y
Heretherebedragons Thanks for this! I'll have to check it out. Also, for those who like Agatha Christie, I recommend listening to "The History Chicks podcast" about her (Ep 48). It's awesome! 3y
BookishMarginalia @brendanmleonard @Eyelit @Dragon @Bookworm83 @Suetara @Zelma @Dorianna @aeeklund @bethfriedman906 @Spounsb3 @KarenUK @Heretherebedragons I really enjoyed it. The art is simple and colorful, and the moments/events portrayed --big and small-- are interesting and well-chosen. Well worth a read! 👍🏼 3y
Dragon Sounds good 3y
Suetara @BookishMarginalia Purchased!! Can't wait to read it! 3y
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DaphneLee
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I love how the life of the author is potrayed in this graphic novel, especially the way Hercule Poirot and her other famous characters are used to tell her story.

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strikingthirteen
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Delightful! I'm not really a big Agatha Christie fan but I feel like I need to give the old girl another try after this!

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strikingthirteen
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What are they for indeed? :)

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missbeth
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If you can't take the risk of doing something you want when the chance comes, life isn't worth living.

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skrishna
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It's a graphic biography of Agatha Christie, and yes it's as great as it sounds.

hattiek Oh joy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
BeardedHeckler I didn't know graphic biographies were a thing, but this sounds awesome. 4y
SGJ Whoah, cool. Logicomix is another good one. 4y
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