By Joshua Hammer
Agatha Christie used to be forty eight years outdated in 1938, gaining repute and fortune from her prolific output of brief tales and novels, one sequence starring the detective Hercule Poirot, one other established at the underestimated spinster Jane Marple. Christie’s existence had settled right into a cozy regimen: a part of the yr was once spent at her residence close to Oxford, and half on excavations within the deserts of Iraq and Syria together with her moment husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan.
But Christie – one of many bestselling authors of all time - longed for a holiday shelter. That summer season, she bought a good-looking Georgian manor condo, no longer faraway from her birthplace. This electronic brief from award-winning journalist Joshua Hammer tells the tale of Greenway, the house – now a museum - the place Christie spent approximately each summer season from 1938 till her dying in 1976.
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