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Agatha Christie

(1890-1976), Writer; former wife of Archibald Christie, and later wife of Sir Max Mallowan

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (née Miller)

Sitter in 27 portraits
Born in Torquay, Devon, Christie received a minimal formal education and largely taught herself from her father's library. During the First World War she worked with the Voluntary Aid Detachment and qualified as a dispenser. Christie's first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which introduced Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, was published by Bodley Head in 1920. Following the divorce from her first husband, Archibald Christie, she introduced the character Miss Jane Marple in The Murder at the Vicarage (1930). She accompanied her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan on expeditions, which inspired books such as Murder on the Orient Express (1934) and Death on the Nile (1937).

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Agatha Christie, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x6027

Agatha Christie

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 19 February 1969
NPG x6027

Agatha Christie, by Douglas Miller, for  Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x199293

Agatha Christie

by Douglas Miller, for Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 13 October 1970
NPG x199293

Agatha Christie; Lyn Kramer, by John Garner - NPG x17073

Agatha Christie; Lyn Kramer

by John Garner
bromide print, 1972
NPG x17073

Agatha Christie, by John Garner - NPG x17074

Agatha Christie

by John Garner
bromide print, 1972
NPG x17074

Agatha Christie, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82104

Agatha Christie

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x82104

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Agatha Christie

by Walter Bird
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 4 May 1949
NPG x193351

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