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An Audience with Lucy Worsley on Agatha Christie
James Gravenor
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An Audience with Lucy Worsley on Agatha Christie

Why did Agatha Christie spend her career pretending that she was ‘just’ an ordinary housewife, when she clearly wasn’t? Agatha 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 she present herself as a retiring Edwardian lady of leisure?

Sharing her research based on the writer’s personal letters and papers, Lucy will uncover the real Agatha Christie – the story of a person who, despite the obstacles of class and gender, became an astonishingly successful working woman.

Lucy is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and a hugely popular writer, broadcaster and speaker. Lucy has an OBE for services to history, and her series Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley won the BAFTA.

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Photography credits: Hay Festival/Paul Musso

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