Come, Tell Me How You Live

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Agatha Christie was already a celebrated writer of mysteries when, in 1930, she married the archaeologist Max Mallowan. In the pre-war years thereafter, Christie enthusiastically joined her husband on various archaeological expeditions in the Middle East, and these shared adventures, these happy and memorable times, provided her not only with the background for several of her novels, but also with the "everyday doings and happenings" which she zestfully describes in the pages of this high-spirited memoir, which ...
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Overview

Agatha Christie was already a celebrated writer of mysteries when, in 1930, she married the archaeologist Max Mallowan. In the pre-war years thereafter, Christie enthusiastically joined her husband on various archaeological expeditions in the Middle East, and these shared adventures, these happy and memorable times, provided her not only with the background for several of her novels, but also with the "everyday doings and happenings" which she zestfully describes in the pages of this high-spirited memoir, which was first published in 1946. New Introduction by David Pryce-Jones.

It was first published under the author's married name of Agatha Christie Mallowan to prevent confusion for the fans of her mysteries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671491628
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 5/3/1983
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is nearly synonymous with upper-class British mysteries, for good reason. She set the standard for the genre in over 60 novels and dozens of short stories, also creating two classic detectives: the fastidious Belgian, Hercule Poirot, and English spinster Jane Marple. No one could match Christie's knack for weaving clues into her stories, then turning the whole thing inside out -- shocking her readers every time.

Biography

Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language, and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and a short story collection, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Westmacott (used for her romantic fiction)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 15, 1890
    2. Place of Birth:
      Torquay, Devon, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 12, 1976

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2003

    Armchair travel at its best, by one of the greatest authors who ever lived!

    This is a wonderfully descriptive, and sometimes funny, account of several of the archaeological digs conducted by Max Mallowan, husband of Agatha Christie Mallowan. She describes the scenery and the people of the Middle East with a genuine fondness that almost glows at times. I had already read many of her books when I read this one, but this book helped me to understand how thoroughly she knew the country and the customs when she wrote the books that took place in the Middle East. She starts with her decision to accompany Max on the first dig, includes her journey on the Orient Express, and gives a jovial description of life on the dig.

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