15 September 2010

BBAW Giveaway #3

Today's giveaway is AGATHA CHRISTIE by Laura Thompson.
I have chosen this book because today is the 120th Anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth.
We have been celebrating this since the beginning of the month with the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Blog Tour. and the celebrations will continue until 30th September.

Publisher's Blurb

A passionate and accomplished writer, Laura Thompson now turns her highly acclaimed biographical skills to Agatha Christie.
Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, thirty years after her death Christie's books still sell over four million copies worldwide a year.
Thompson describes the Edwardian world in which she grew up, explores the relationships she had, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the mysteries still surrounding Christie's life - including her disappearance in 1926.
Agatha Christie is a mystery and writing about her is a detection job in itself.
But, with access to all of Christie's letters, papers and writing notebooks, as well as interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christies detective fiction, but the truth behind her private life as well.

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To go into the draw for this book, you need to leave a comment and tell me something important about either the author Laura Thompson, or Agatha Christie. Your information should not repeat anything from this blog post, or from comments left prior to yours.

The competition is open world-wide, the only proviso being that if the winner comes from outside Australia postage cost will determine whether the book is delivered by surface mail or air mail.

The competition for all my BBAW giveaways will close on Friday 24 September, and the winners for all the BBAW giveaways will be announced on this blog on Saturday 25 September.


Anonymous said...

Kerrie - Now how could I resist this giveaway competition?? ;-). My piece of information? Agatha Christie worked in a dispensary during World War I, which is, I'm sure, where she got the background on poisons that was to prove so useful in her novels.

Alyce said...

She's in the Guinness Book of Records for being the best-selling writer of all time (her collected novels second only to the Bible). I learned about her disappearance in a Doctor Who episode. :)

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Vanda Symon said...

Laura Thompson has also written a biography of Nancy Mitford called Life in a Cold Climate

Kaye said...

Christie once disappeared for 10 days and the police had to search for her. She turned up in a spa wearing a new dress.


Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

I'm coming over from Bermudaonion's blog. Great interview! Happy BBAW!

hendy said...

Agatha Christie was born Agatha May Clarissa Miller in Devon, England in 1890. Thanks for the giveaway.

Fiona said...

Christie was a Governor of her local village school. Our best friend taught there after Christie's death

Jose Ignacio Escribano said...

Agatha Christie visited Canary Islands in February 1927. If you want to know more details don't forget to visit my blog tomorrow.

BooksPlease said...

What a great giveaway - how can I resist?

Agatha Christie also wrote poetry.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Agatha Christie fascinates me yet I have never read her. I want to know more about her! I know she just recently would have had a birthday -

please enter me :)


Elise said...

Agatha Christie was born in 1890.
caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Helen Kiker said...

Agatha Cristie also wrote romance novels under the name Mary Westmacott.


Theresa N. said...

Agatha Christie wrote and published 160 stories.
Theresa N


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