Saturday, June 29, 2013

a unique travelogue.

Agatha Christie is a favorite author of many. Her grandson, Mathew Prichard, put together a very popular piece of her history in The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery, especially for those who loved Christie most.

In 1922 Agatha Christie set off on a ten-month voyage around the world. Leaving her young daughter behind to follow her husband on this journey, Christie was able to see exotic places and meet remarkable people that would later inspire the writing that readers around the world are still able to enjoy. This travelogue includes pictures, authentic letters, and Prichard's own memories of his grandmother. Separated into sections for South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Honolulu and Canada, we get real insight into Christie's adventures in these far away places. The Grand Tour shows us a more personal side to Christie, making her less of a celebrity and more of a person in the eyes of her devoted readers.

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