The 8:55 to Baghdad

The 8:55 to Baghdad

From London to Iraq on the Trail of Agatha Christie

Book - 2005
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stepped out of a mystery novel."--BOOK JACKET.
adventure, and ancient history with contemporary world events, Andrew Eames tells a riveting tale, en route to revealing fascinating and little-known details in this exotic chapter in the life of Agatha Christie. His own trip from London to Baghdad - a journey much more difficult to make in 2002, with the political unrest in the Middle East and the war in Iraq, than it was in 1928 - becomes inextricably intertwined with Agatha's, and the characters he meets seem like they could have
"In 1928, Agatha Christie - the world's most widely read author - was a thirty-something single mother. At the end of her fourteen-year marriage to first husband Archie Christie, she had decided to take a much-needed holiday - the Caribbean had been her intended destination, but a conversation at a dinner party, with a couple who had just returned from Iraq, changed her mind. Five days later she was off on a completely different trajectory." "Merging literary biography with travel
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2005
ISBN: 158567673X
9781585676736
Branch Call Number: 823.912 EAM
Characteristics: 403 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Eight fifty-five to Baghdad

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