Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days

by Jared Cade | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0720612802 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AgnesXNitt of Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on 3/13/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
'In December 1926 Agatha Christie become front-page news when she vanished in bizarre circumstances from her home in southern England. The crime writer was found eleven days later in a hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire, claiming t be the victim of amnesia.
Until the publication of the book, none of her biographers offered conclusive evidence as to what Agatha Christie did immediately after she went missing or whether her memory loss was genuine. Although the notoriety made her famous, she never recovered from the intense press scrutiny, and the private anguish that surrounded her disappearance ensured that she made no reference to it in her memoirs.
Illustrated with many hitherto unseen photographs, Jared Cade's riveting book - on which a BBC television documentary has been based - provides the answers to the mystery, including startling accounts by the novelist's surviving relatives that reveal fo the first time why she staged the disappearance with the help of a co-conspirator and how it all went terribly wrong...'

Bought for £2.50 in a charity shop in St. Neots this month. I'm a big AC fan, and to be honest, I've never really bought into the official story of amnesia coupled with an alternative personality explanation that was issued and stuck to in the biographies. If you haven't, you might enjoy this book too :) At time of writing I'm two thirds of the way through the book and enjoying it. I particularly like the fact that this author has not stopped his investigations at the point where AC was 'found' in Harrogate, but is looking at how her disappearence coloured and impacted on the rest of her life.

Journal Entry 2 by AgnesXNitt at Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A very fascinating read with a sound enough sounding theory about why AC disappeared for those news gripping 11 days in 1926, which haunted her for the rest of her life.
An interesting read, now ready to be handed on - any takers?

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