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New PDF release: Grand Tour: Letters and Photographs from the British Empire

By Agatha Christie

ISBN-10: 000744768X

ISBN-13: 9780007447688

Unpublished for ninety years, Agatha Christie's wide and evocative letters and images from her year-long round-the-world journey to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA as a part of the British exchange project for the well-known 1924 Empire Exhibition. In 1922 Agatha Christie set sail on a 10-month voyage round the British Empire together with her husband as a part of a alternate undertaking to advertise the approaching British Empire Exhibition. Leaving her two-year-old daughter in the back of together with her sister, Agatha set sail on the finish of January and didn't go back until eventually December, yet she saved up a close weekly correspondence along with her mom, describing intimately the unique locations and other people she encountered because the venture travelled via South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Canada. The wide and formerly unpublished letters are observed by means of thousands of pictures taken on her moveable digicam in addition to the various unique letters, postcards, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia gathered by way of Agatha on her journey. Edited and brought by means of Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard, this distinct travelogue finds a brand new aspect to Agatha Christie, demonstrating how her urge for food for unique plots and destinations for her books all started with this eye-opening journey, which happened simply after in basic terms her moment novel were released (the first leg of the journey to South Africa is especially truly the muse for the publication she wrote instantly afterwards, the guy within the Brown Suit). The letters are jam-packed with stories of seasickness and sunburn, motor journeys and surf boarding, and encounters with welcoming locals and overbearing Colonials. The Grand travel is a e-book steeped in background, absolute to fascinate somebody attracted to the misplaced global of the Twenties. Coming from the pen of Britain's greatest literary export and the world's most generally translated writer, it's also a becoming tribute to Agatha Christie and is certain to fascinate her legions of globally fanatics.

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There are no boats from here – they all go to Bombay, and the Ormuz which we are trying to catch, touches at Colombo but not at Bombay. So we are cancelling the passages, and sailing direct for Australia from here somewhere about the 30 March, I expect. Archie, Admiral, Lady Dorothy, Lady Goodenough and their dog Simon at Simonstown. As this was mail day, posting this to catch up. Love to all, Agatha. MOUNT NELSON HOTEL CAPE TOWN February 15 [Wednesday] Dearest Mummy The Hiams are a strange family!

What I want,’ he said, ‘is someone to come with me as financial adviser. What about you, Archie? You’ve always had a good head on your shoulders. You were Head of the School at Clift on, you’ve had all this experience in the City. ’ ‘I couldn’t leave my job,’ said Archie. ‘Why not? Put it to your boss properly – point out it will widen your experience and all that. ’ Archie said he doubted if Mr Goldstein would do anything of the kind. ‘Well, think it over, my boy. I’d like to have you. Agatha could come too, of course.

F. ’ I should not be at all surprised to learn tomorrow that (a) Featherston’s corpse had been recovered in the garden or (b) that Belcher had succumbed to an apoplectic fit! [Friday] February 10 Darling Mother I can’t in the least remember where I left off! And whether I told you about our day out with the British Manufacturers Representatives? They came for us with cars and took us out for a whole day’s motoring, over the ‘neck’ of Table Mountain, through lovely pine trees down a winding road to Camp’s Bay on the other side, and all along the coast road on the side of the mountains – just like Hope’s Nose and the New Cut at Torquay!

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