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By Agatha Christie

Unpublished for ninety years, Agatha Christie’s large and evocative letters and images from her year-long round-the-world journey to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States as a part of the British alternate venture for the recognized 1924 Empire Exhibition.

In 1922 Agatha Christie set sail on a 10-month voyage round the British Empire along with her husband as a part of a alternate venture to advertise the imminent British Empire Exhibition. Leaving her two-year-old daughter at the back of along with her sister, Agatha set sail on the finish of January and didn't go back till December, yet she saved up an in depth weekly correspondence together with her mom, describing intimately the unique locations and folks she encountered because the undertaking travelled via South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Canada.

The huge and formerly unpublished letters are followed by way of thousands of pictures taken on her transportable digital camera in addition to the various unique letters, postcards, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia accrued by way of Agatha on her trip.

Edited and brought through Agatha Christie’s grandson, Mathew Prichard, this distinct travelogue unearths a brand new aspect to Agatha Christie, demonstrating how her urge for food for unique plots and destinations for her books all started with this eye-opening journey, which came about simply after merely her moment novel have been released (the first leg of the travel to South Africa is especially truly the muse for the booklet she wrote instantly afterwards, the fellow within the Brown Suit). The letters are filled with stories of seasickness and sunburn, motor journeys and surf boarding, and encounters with welcoming locals and overbearing Colonials.

The Grand journey is a publication steeped in background, bound to fascinate somebody drawn to the misplaced international of the Twenties. Coming from the pen of Britain’s greatest literary export and the world’s most generally translated writer, it's also a becoming tribute to Agatha Christie and is certain to fascinate her legions of globally fans.

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