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The Resource The grand tour, Agatha Christie ; edited by Mathew Prichard

The grand tour, Agatha Christie ; edited by Mathew Prichard

Label
The grand tour
Title
The grand tour
Statement of responsibility
Agatha Christie ; edited by Mathew Prichard
Title variation
Grand tour
Title variation remainder
around the world with the queen of mystery
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1922 Agatha Christie set sail on a ten-month voyage around the world. Her husband, Archibald Christie, had been invited to join a trade mission to promote the British Empire Exhibition, and Christie was determined to go with him. It was a life-changing decision for the young novelist, a true voyage of discovery that would inspire her future writing for years to come. Placing her two-year-old daughter in the care of her sister, Christie set sail at the end of January and did not return home until December. Throughout her journey, she kept up a detailed weekly correspondence with her mother, describing the exotic places and the remarkable people she encountered as the mission traveled through South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Canada. Reproduced here for the first time, the letters are full of tales of seasickness and sunburn, motor trips and surfboarding, glamor and misery. The Grand Tour also brings to life the places and people Christie encountered through the photos she took on her portable camera, as well as some of the original postcards, newspaper cuttings, and memorabilia she collected on her trip. Edited and introduced by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard, and accompanied by reminiscences from her own autobiography, this unique travelogue reveals a new adventurous side to Agatha Christie, one that would ultimately influence the stories that made her a household name"--Jacket
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160188
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1890-1976
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Christie, Agatha
Dewey number
  • 823.912
  • 910.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Prichard, Mathew
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christie, Agatha
  • Christie, Agatha
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
around the world with the queen of mystery
Label
The grand tour, Agatha Christie ; edited by Mathew Prichard
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting off -- South Africa -- Australia -- New Zealand -- Honolulu -- Canada -- The journey home
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780062191229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 779265808
  • (OCoLC)779265808
Label
The grand tour, Agatha Christie ; edited by Mathew Prichard
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting off -- South Africa -- Australia -- New Zealand -- Honolulu -- Canada -- The journey home
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780062191229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 779265808
  • (OCoLC)779265808

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