Agatha Christie – British writer of crime and social novels.

She is the most famous writer of crime fiction in the world.

Her full name is Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller Christie.

Agatha Christie interesting facts

1. Agatha Christie was born 129 years ago. She died 43 years ago (data: May 2019).

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2. Over 2 billion of her books (one billion in English) have been published.

3. Her books have been translated into over 103 languages. He is the most translated individual author of all time.

4. She is the best-selling author of all time.

5. She has published several novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.

6. She wrote a play called “Trap na mice”, which saw more than 27,000 performances.

7. On the basis of her works, many films, TV series and radio plays have been created.

8. She learned about poisons, about which she wrote many times in her work, during World War I and II, working in a hospital and as a pharmaceutical technician.

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9. In December 1926 she was missing for 11 days. It is not known what caused this. Two doctors diagnosed her with amnesia.

10. The first crime novel she published was “Tajemnicza Historia w Styles” in 1920.

11. The book, now called “And There Was No One,” was originally called “Ten Little Negroes”, and later, at the request of the grandson, the author changed it to “Ten Little Soldiers”.

12. The most popular hero created by Agatha Christie is Hercule Poirot.

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13. When she was 11, her father died. The author admitted that her childhood ended then.

14. Her first novel was rejected by 6 publishers.

15. In 1971, she was awarded the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to literature.

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16. She loved to surf.

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Agatha Christie questions and answers

Where and when was Agatha Christie born?

Agatha Christie was born on September 15, 1890 in the city of Torquay (Great Britain).

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How many years did Agatha Christie live?

Agatha Christie lived 85 years.

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How tall was Agatha Christie?

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What sign of the Zodiac was Agatha Christie from?


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Where and when did Agatha Christie die?

Agatha Christie died on January 12, 1976 in the city of Winterbrook (Great Britain).

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How many books has Agatha Christie written in total?

She has written 66 mystery novels, 17 collections of short stories, 6 under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott and 5 published posthumously.

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What was the cause of her death?

She died a natural death.

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Where did the idea for the nickname Mary Westmacott come from?

Westmacott is her relatives’ surname and Mary is her middle name.

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