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Agatha Christie, the Queen of Crime, was fiercely protective of her privacy, but now a new exhibition of unseen photographs reveals an unexpected carefree side to the world’s best-selling novelist.
Agatha Christie rarely gave interviews and certainly never went on a book-signing tour. Now a new exhibition of unseen photographs reveals an unexpected carefree side to the world’s best-selling novelist. She was a surfer, a roller-skater and round-the-world traveller, as well as a car enthusiast and dog lover.
‘My image of Agatha Christie was basically Miss Marple before I started this project,’ admits Alice Graham, curator of the London show that then moves to Christie’s home town of Torquay as part of her 125th anniversary celebrations. ‘But as a young woman she was incredibly active and very stylish.’ Christie’s only grandson, Mathew Prichard, 70, who runs her estate, agrees.
‘There weren’t many people in the Twenties and Thirties, particularly women, with the courage, enthusiasm and talent to do what she did. She was a really forward-looking person.’
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|Agatha Christie: Surfer|