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Agatha Christie

DAME AGATHA CHRISTIE d1976. British crime writer of novels, short stories and plays who according to The Guinness Book of Records is the best selling novelist of all-time, selling over 4 million books translated into over 100 languages. According to her estate, she ranks third after the Bible and William Shakespeare for most published books. Christie's stage play "The Mousetrap" holds the record for the longest initial run : it opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on 25th November 1952 and as of 2012 was still running after more than 24,600 performances. In 1955 she was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America highest honour, the Grand Master Award and in the same year Witness For The Prosecution was given an Edgar Award by the MWA for best play. She is still best known for her 66 detective novels and short stories featuring her most famous characters, Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Many of her books and short stories have been filmed, some more than once including ; Murder on The Orient Express / Death on The Nile and 4.50 from Paddington. Many have also been adapted for television, radio, video games and comics. She died of natural causes aged 85 in 1976.

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Agatha Christie

Reference number:

8831
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Description:

A very good original typed letter (dated 26th October 1973) on her own home address embossed stationary, clearly signed in ink at the conclusion by Agatha Christie.

"Dear Miss Smyth, Please give my warmest thanks to Mr Robert Stigwood for his kind invitation to be his guest at the production of "Pippin" on October 30th. It is with deep regret that I must decline this generous offer, but I have not been very well lately and my doctor advises that I should avoid public and evening engagements in so far as possible. With renewed thanks. Yours sincerely ...." 

 

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Miss Smyth was a secretary working for the Robert Stigwood Group. Robert Stigwood d2016 was an Australian-born British-resident music entrepreneur, film producer and impresario, best known for managing Cream & the Bee Gees. Plus his theatrical productions (Hair / Jesus Christ Superstar) and film productions including Grease and Saturday Night Fever. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

18x14cm Sized Letter

Condition:

Very Good. Folded just once. We would rate as 8.5/10.

Agatha Christie

Reference number:

6039
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Description:

A cutting from a letter laid down onto an autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Agatha Christie.

 

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From the very extensive 1930-60s autograph collection (containing many notables) of prolific writer and author Ursula Bloom (1892-1984). Many of the signatures are cut from correspondence / letters and then laid onto autograph book pages. She was a newspaper reporter who covered the infamous cases of Dr Crippen and Ruth Ellis and later went onto become the author of over 500 publications using various pseudonyms during her lifetime. AFTAL Dealer and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

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