Agatha Christie- The Finished Portrait

Agatha Christie- The Finished Portrait (Hardcover)

By Dr Andrew Norman 
Publisher: Roli
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9788174367105
No. of Pages: 192
Binding: Hardcover
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When Agatha Christie, the so-called 'Queen of Crime', disappeared from her home in Sunningdale in Berkshire for eleven days on 3 December 1926, the whole nation held its breath. The following day, when her car was found abandoned 14 miles away at Newlands Corner in Surrey, a nationwide search was instigated.
From a painstaking reconstruction of Agatha's movements and behaviour during those eleven days, Dr Andrew Norman is able to shed new light on what, in many ways, has remained a baffling mystery about the most successful crime writer of all time.
In Agatha Christie: The Finished Portrait, Dr Andrew Norman delves deep into the crime writer's past to discover the desperate insecurity that sparked her disappearence in 1926. Agatha Christie suffered from recurrent nightmares where she was petrified that one or other of her family would be replaced by a terrifying figure called the 'Gunman' and lost to her forever. She was reminded of this figure both when her father died, and when her husband Archie demanded a divorce.
This event precipitated such a crisis in Agatha's mind that she became temporarily unhinged. She lost her memory and assumed a new identity: that of her husband's mistress. Only now, thirty years after Agatha's death, is it possible to explain fully, in the light of scientific knowledge, her behaviour during her troubled disappearence, when she lived incognito in a Harrogate hotel.
Dr Andrew Norman graduated in animal physiology from St Edmund Hall, Oxford before qualifying in medicine from the Radcliffe Infirmary. He worked as a GP until 1983, and is now an established writer. He is the author of several biographies, including Adolf Hitler: The Final Analysis, published by Spellmount. He lives with his wife Rachel in Poole, Dorset.
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Title: Agatha Christie- The Finished Portrait
Publisher: Roli
Author: Dr Andrew Norman
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9788174367105
No. of Pages: 192
Binding: Hardcover

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By ruchir, 2009-07-04 10:49:39.0

Agatha Christie - The Finished Portrait; is a book based on the 'Queen of Crime' and the reasons behind her mysterious disappearance in 1926. The book is written by Dr. Andrew Norman who delves deep into the accomplished writer`s past. Agatha Christie was one of the most proficient crime writers of her time and her books sell even to this day. She once disappeared from her Sunning Dale home in Berkshire for eleven days and the event was fodder for news and the media. The following day, her car was found abandoned about 14 miles at Newlands Corner, Surrey. This stimulated a nationwide search for the writer. An analysis into what may have caused such behavior led to the discovery that she suffered from recurrent nightmares, where she saw a 'Gunman'. This tells us the extent to which she may have been distressed. This was intensified when her father died and also when her husband demanded divorce. So, essentially the fear resonated when she felt lost and lonely. Her being asked for divorce had a huge impact on the writer's mind that she suffered from memory loss and assumed a new identity - that of the other woman in her husband's life. Thirty years after her death, it is possible to completely explain the reasons for her unusual behavior. The reason why she chose to live incognito in a Harrogate Hotel is now scientifically analyzed and represented in the book. Readers who have loved Agatha Christie's work are bound to grab this book to read about the genius's life during her traumatic disappearance.


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