ISBN 9780007460687,The Grand Tour : Letters And Photographs From The British Empire Expedition

The Grand Tour : Letters And Photographs From The British Empire Expedition


Harper Collins



Harper Collins

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780007460687

ISBN-10 0007460686


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

Travel & holiday

In 1922 Agatha Christie set sail on a 10 month voyage around the British Empire with her husband as part of a trade mission to promote the forthcoming British Empire Exhibition. Leaving her two year old daughter behind with her sister, Agatha set sail at the end of January and did not return until December but she kept up a detailed weekly correspondence with her mother, describing in detail the exotic places and people she encountered as the mission travelled through South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Canada. The extensive and previously unpublished letters are accompanied by hundreds of photos taken on her portable camera as well as some of the original letters, postcards, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia collected by Agatha on her trip. The Grand Tour is a book steeped in history, sure to fascinate anyone interested in the lost world of the 1920s. Coming from the pen of Britain's biggest literary export and the world's most widely translated author, it is also a fitting tribute to Agatha Christie and is sure to fascinate her legions of worldwide fans. About the Author Agatha Christie has become, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays and six novels under the name of Mary Westcott.