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Life and career[ edit ] Childhood and adolescence: Captain Boehmer was killed in a riding accident while stationed on Jersey in Aprilleaving his widow Mary Ann to raise her children alone on a meagre income.
Margaret had no children of her own, and so the two sisters arranged that Clara should be raised by her aunt and uncle.
He was considered personable and friendly by those who knew him.
He soon developed a romantic relationship with Clara, leading to their marriage in April It was here that her third and final child, Agatha, was born. As a result, her parents were responsible for teaching her to read and write and to master basic arithmetica subject that she particularly enjoyed.
They also taught her music, and she learned to play both the piano and the mandolin. However, thanks to her own curiosity, Agatha taught herself to read much earlier.
When a little older, she moved on to reading the surreal verse of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll. His death in Novemberaged 55, left the family devastated and in an uncertain economic situation.
Clara and Agatha continued to live together in their Torquay home, Madge had moved to Abney Hall in Cheadle, Cheshire, with her new husband, and Monty had joined the army and been sent to South Africa to fight in the Boer War.
They decided to spend time together in the warmer climate of Cairothen a regular tourist destination for wealthy Britons; they stayed for three months at the Gezirah Palace Hotel.
Agatha, always chaperoned by her mother, attended many social functions in search of a husband. She visited ancient Egyptian monuments such as the Great Pyramid of Gizabut did not exhibit the great interest in archaeology and Egyptology that became prominent in her later years.
She also helped put on a play called The BlueBeard of Unhappiness with female friends. Her writing extended to both poetry and music. Some early works saw publication, but she decided against focusing on writing or music as future professions.
This was about 6, words on the topic of "madness and dreams", a subject of fascination for her. Biographer Janet Morgan commented that, despite "infelicities of style", the story was nevertheless "compelling". Magazines rejected all her early submissions, made under pseudonyms, although some were revised and published later, often with new titles.
She was perturbed when the various publishers she contacted all declined. She then met Archibald Christie —  at a dance given by Lord and Lady Clifford at Ugbrookeabout 12 miles 19 kilometres from Torquay. Archie was born in India, the son of a judge in the Indian Civil Service.*Bookperk is a promotional service of HarperCollins Publishers, Broadway, New York, NY , providing information about the products of HarperCollins and its affiliates.
Christie features as a character in Gaylord Larsen's Dorothy and Agatha and The London Blitz Murders by Max Allan Collins.   A fictionalized account of Christie's disappearance is the central theme of a Korean musical, Agatha. .
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The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $ In Agatha Christie’s ABC Murders, Hercule Poirot has this exact task placed upon him.
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