Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Agatha Christie: A Reader's Companion

'Agatha Christie- A Reader's Companion,' is a MUST if you are an Agatha Christie admirer.  It is a beautiful book and an absolute delight to browse through, being a compendium of all of her books and the date and synopsis of each story.  The most exciting feature of this book is the photographs of the artwork of the original dustjackets, such as this:



and this:



Another guide that goes into much more depth than this one is 'The New Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie,' another Must Have for mystery readers.
 
   I've been an Agatha Christie fan since the age of eleven, but unfortunately I don't have a record of all her books I read in the early days, as I only started making a reading record several years later.  So, because there are so many titles, I sometimes wonder if I may have read a book in the past or not.  I have read some favourites multiple times, but I'm sure I have many more to read, and I'm glad that I haven't read them all....yet!

4 comments:

  1. I have just entered the world of Agatha Christie as a reader, so will look for this title. Looks like a great complement to my reading project - thanks for the tip!

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    1. You are very welcome! You have many year's worth of enjoyable mystery reading ahead! I've just added some more information about another Christie guide that is much more informative than the other title.

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  2. I started reading Agatha Christie at a similar age, and I've been rereading my favourites at regular intervals ever since. A companion would be so useful, because I've reached a point where I have more I want to rediscover than I can find the time for.

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    1. Yes, a reader's companion can be very useful for a writer as prolific as Agatha was. Now my problem is that I find certain editions or cover art I like that makes me want to replace several of the books I have for those, which isn't really necessary.

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