By John Escott
What does the identify Agatha Christie suggest? To many folks, it capacity a booklet a few homicide secret - a whodunnit. Im examining an Agatha Christie, humans say. Im uncertain who the assassin is -I imagine its . yet they're often mistaken, since it isn't effortless to wager the murderers identify prior to the top of the book.
But who was once Agatha Christie? What was once she like? used to be her lifestyles quiet and unexciting, or used to be it filled with curiosity and event? was once there a secret in her lifestyles, too? . . .
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At about eleven o ’clock that evening, Agatha went out and drove away in her car. She did not return home that night. * * * On Saturday morning, a woman arrived by taxi at the Hydro Hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The Hydro was one of Harrogate’s biggest and best hotels, near the centre of the town. ’ the woman asked. She was 23 Agatha Christie, Woman o f Mystery carrying a small suitcase, and she looked very tired. ‘Yes, of course,’ said the man behind the hotel desk. ‘There’s a nice room on the first floor - room number five.
2 You are a reporter in 1926, and Agatha Christie has agreed to answer five questions about her disappearance. Which questions will you ask? Choose five from the list below. 1 Why did you go away without telling anybody? 2 Were you feeling ill before you went away? 3 Did you know who you were? 4 Why did you leave your car at Newlands Corner? 5 How did you get to Harrogate? 6 Why did you choose the Hydro Hotel? 48 a c tiv itie s: After Reading 7 Why did you call yourself ‘M rs T eresa N eele’ ? 8 Are you in love with another man, and did you go aw ay to meet him secretly?
4 Agatha spends a lot of her time travelling. 5 Agatha is famous, but unhappy, for the rest of her life. ACTIVITIES After Reading 1 Here is a passage about Agatha Christie, but it is full of mistakes. Can you find and correct them? Agatha Christie was a famous writer of ghost stories. She was born in 1890, was married three times, and had two sons. She met her third husband, Max Mallowan, in Scotland. He was a well-known photographer, who spent a lot of time travelling, but Agatha always stayed at home.