Archibald Christie

There were evening dresses and parties and young Agatha showed more interest in these than the local archaeological sites. Just three months after their first meeting, Archie proposed and Agatha accepted. The marriage ended in 1928. One of Agatha’s lifelong ambitions had been to travel on the Orient Express and her first journey took place in the autumn of 1928. 1946 – 1976 Possibly concussed but certainly suffering from amnesia, Agatha had no recollection of who she was. She became less prolific and now in her mid 50s enjoyed a slower pace of life; like the rest of the country the last years of the 40s were full of shortages – a long, chilly, depressing haul. Archie and Agatha’s relationship, strained by the sadness in her life, broke down when Archie fell in love with a fellow golfer and friend of the family, Nancy Neale. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Asked by Katherine Woolley to show Agatha the sites, each found the other's company relaxing. Archie was a dashing army officer. Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born on 15 September 1890 in Torquay, Devon, South West England into a comfortably well off middle class family.

At the age of eleven there was a shock. Max proposed on the last evening of his visit to Agatha's family home of Ashfield, they were married on September 11th 1930 at St Cuthbert's Church in Edinburgh, and Agatha only slightly reduced her age in her new passport acquired for the honeymoon. He was the first husband of mystery writer Dame Agatha Christie.They wed in 1914 and divorced in 1928. They met infrequently during the War Years and it wasn’t until January 1918 when Archie was posted to the War Office in London that Agatha felt her married life truly began.Agatha's last public appearance was at the opening night of the 1974 film version of Mathew recalls a memory of Agatha Christie reading the family A Pocket Full of Rye and everyone guessing who the murderer was. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). Your password must be at least 8 charactersPlease enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. ‘Thank God for my good life, and for
Buy on HarperCollins Try again later.To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the According to her autobiography, it was the “excitement of the stranger” that attracted them both. They were married Christmas Eve of 1914.They had one daughter, Rosalind, who was born in 1919. An intensely private person, made even more so by the hue and cry of the press, Agatha never spoke of this time with friends or family. Trusted by millions of genealogists since 2003. The atmosphere of the Middle East was not lost on Agatha, as can be seen in books such as What made her upbringing unusual, even for its time, was that she was home schooled largely by her father, an American. Thus began a productive and recurring annual writing and travelling routine for Agatha and Max: summers at Ashfield with Rosalind, Christmas with her sister’s family at Abney Hall, late autumn and spring on digs and the rest of the year in London and their country house in Winterbrook, on the edge of Wallingford, Oxfordshire.Agatha was focused and prolific during this period. 1939 – 1945 The 1940s and 50s saw much time-consuming work with theatrical productions which also limited the time Agatha could devote to writing. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button.

Image Over 90 years later, biographers and historians are still debating what happened during those days in 1926. Her father, not well since the advent of financial difficulties, died after a series of heart attacks. Persuaded by a chance dinner party conversation, Agatha set off for Baghdad and from there travelled to the archaeological site at Ur where she became friends with the Woolleys who ran the dig. Born in Torquay in 1890, Agatha Christie became, and remains, the best-selling novelist of all time. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. Archibald asked Agatha for a divorce in 1926 because he had fallen in love with another woman due to their frequent separations. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer.

Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person.This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial When she was five, the family spent some time in France having rented out the family home of Ashfield to economise, and it was here with her “governess” Marie, that Agatha learnt her idiomatic but erratically spelt French. Year should not be greater than current yearAll photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. The press and public enjoyed various speculations as to what might have happened and why but no one knew for sure. Archie let it be known she was unstable, therefore capable of goodness knows what.