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The story of Agatha Christie’s Grand Tour to be published


The Guardian reports that HarperCollins is planning to publish a book about Agatha Christie’s ‘gap’ year. The crime writing author took a year-long trip in 1922 and visited Hawaii, Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

The book, The Grand Tour, will collect the previously unpublished letters and photos along with postcards, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia picked up by Christie on her journey. HarperCollins struck a deal to publish the collection next April with Christie’s grandson Mathew Prichard and the Agatha Christie Archive Trust. Prichard, who is editing and introducing the book, called it a “valuable social record of its time” as well as “a nostalgic record of the happy days of [Christie's] first marriage to my grandfather”.

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