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Literary Birthday – Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was born 15 September 1890, and died 12 January 1976.

Agatha Christie was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She is best remembered for her 66 detective novels featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Her works include And Then There Were NoneMurder on the Orient ExpressDeath on the Nile.

Agatha Christie. Mind on Fire Books

Christie is believed to be the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly four billion copies. The other 10 best-selling authors are featured here. Christie wrote in her library at  Greenway House.

Here are 10 of her most used quotes:

  1. Very few of us are what we seem.
  2. There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don’t want to, don’t much like what you’re writing, and aren’t writing particularly well.
  3. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master.
  4. Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
  5. I specialise in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
  6. I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
  7. The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes.
  8. I’ve always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
  9. An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
  10. Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.

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