Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Mystery author Agatha Christie was extremely press-shy, so hearing her interviewed in any form was a rare occurrence. Her estate, still cataloging and researching her assets, has come upon an amazing discovery: Over 13 hours of Agatha Christie on tape, dictating her autobiography. The autobiography was published first 1977, the year after Christie passed away, and there had been recent interest in re-issuing it with new photos. Now the tapes provide the possibility of adding new material, if it differs from the original manuscript -- and the possibility of Christie's own voice reaching her readers.