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British Empire Tour 1922 Belcher


British Empire Tour 1922 Belcher



Colonel Archibald Christie (left) former officer of the Royal Flying Corps on the 1922 British Empire Expedition Tour

Agatha Christie (1890–1976), English detective novelist and playwright whose books have sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into some 100 languages. Educated at home by her mother, Christie began writing detective fiction while working as a nurse during World War I. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), introduced Hercule Poirot, her eccentric and egotistic Belgian detective; Poirot reappeared in about 25 novels and many short stories before returning to Styles, where, in Curtain (1975), he died. The elderly spinster Miss Jane Marple, her other principal detective figure, first appeared in Murder at the Vicarage (1930). Christie’s first major recognition came with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), which was followed by some 75 novels that usually made best-seller lists and were serialized in popular magazines in England and the United States.





Prichard, Mathew and Christie, Agatha (2013-01-17). “The Grand Tour: Letters and photographs from the British Empire Expedition 1922” (HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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