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Trace the eventful life of the best-selling author of all time in this gallery dedicated solely to Agatha Christie – her life, her novels and her plays. It provides a detailed look at one of the world’s most prolific and well-known writers who became known as "The Queen of Crime".
There is a vast collection of photographs and images - from her childhood at Ashfield, to her later years at Greenway. The photographs depict a Torquay where life was very different from today - from concerts at the Pavilion Theatre, afternoon tea at the Marine Spa and roller-skating on the Princess Pier, they provide an insight into Agatha’s upbringing. There are also photographs from Agatha’s later life, especially her beloved home Greenway, where she lived for many years with her second husband Max Mallowan.
See some of her personal effects, from an original manuscript and handwritten notes to some of her clothes and dozens of first editions of her novels.
Visit the gallery and test your knowledge of Agatha Christie in our quiz, which you can download here.