Agatha Christie, a very elusive woman

A talk by Lucy Worsley

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Sat 9 Sep 3.30pm      Book Now

Duration: 120 minutes (approx)
All tickets £25

Lucy Worsley will give a talk entitled ‘Agatha Christie, a very elusive woman’, followed by a Question & Answer session and book signing.

In this illustrated talk presenting an overview of Christie’s life, Lucy Worsley will discuss one of the most elusive and enigmatic figures of the twentieth century. Why did Agatha Christie spend her career pretending that she was ‘just’ an ordinary housewife, when she clearly wasn’t? Christie went surfing in Hawaii, loved fast cars, and grew intrigued by the new science of psychology, which helped her through devastating mental illness. So why – despite all the evidence to the contrary – did she present herself as a retiring Edwardian lady of leisure?

Sharing her research for a new biography based on the writer’s personal letters and papers, Lucy will uncover the real Agatha Christie – not just a uniquely gifted storyteller, but also a person who, despite the obstacles of class and gender, became a thoroughly modern working woman.

Photo credit: Hay Festival/Paul Musso