After Dark (12th May 2022)

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‘Nobody in the world was more inadequate to act the heroine than I was.’

Why did Agatha Christie spend her career pretending that she was ‘just’ an ordinary housewife, when clearly she wasn’t?

As Lucy Worsley says, ‘She was thrillingly, scintillatingly modern’. She went surfing in Hawaii, she loved fast cars, and she was intrigued by the new science of psychology, which helped her through devastating mental illness.

So why – despite all the evidence to the contrary – did Agatha present herself as a retiring Edwardian lady of leisure? She was born in 1890 into a world which had its own rules about what women could and couldn’t do. Lucy Worsley’s biography is not just of an internationally renowned bestselling writer. It’s also the story of a person who, despite the obstacles of class and gender, became an astonishingly successful working woman.

With access to personal letters and papers that have rarely been seen, Lucy Worsley’s biography is both authoritative and entertaining and makes us realise what an extraordinary pioneer Agatha Christie was – truly a woman who wrote the twentieth century.

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‘So timely, so relevant and so remarkably written, it’s going to live with me for some time to come’ John Marrs, #1 bestselling author of The One

WELCOME TO A WORLD WHERE WOMEN HOLD THE POWER.

They dominate workplaces, public spaces and government. They are no longer afraid to cross a dark car park, catch the last train, or walk home alone.

With the Curfew law in place, all men are electronically tagged and must stay at home after 7pm. It changed things for the better. Until now.

A woman is murdered late at night and evidence suggests she knew her attacker. It couldn’t have been a man because a Curfew tag is a solid alibi… Isn’t it?

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EARLY READERS ARE GRIPPED BY AFTER DARK…

‘A read-in-one-night book!’

‘Keeps you on the edge of your seat’

‘Wow this is a powerful book’

‘Unpredictable and thrilling’

‘I devoured this book in a single day’

‘I loved how the story unfolded and couldn’t put it down’

‘This would be an excellent book club choice’

‘It will stay with me for some time to come’

‘The puzzle of the victim keeps you interested, invested and reading on”Well written and totally believable … It certainly gives you something to think about”I was hooked from the beginning to the end of this unique murder mystery’

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781529156768

Author

Cowie, Jayne

Publisher

Penguin

Binding

Paperback

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