National Museum Cardiff
Until Sun 3 Sept
Wales’ best-known museum is putting on an exhibition for one of the most popular, and widely published, writers of all time, Agatha Christie. The display will include many items from her personal belongings to her personal letters to friends and relatives as well as photographs of the woman who inspired so many but lived a very much private life.
Taken largely from her personal collection, these pieces are rarely on display, and show how Agatha the child grows into the internationally acclaimed author who is still studied in classrooms around the world. Each image in the collection is accompanied by a personal quote that has been taken from both her personal letters and published works. This helps to capture her feelings and thoughts from a young age as she grows into a young woman who married, twice, and becomes a famous writer travelling the world and going on thrilling adventures.
All the photos sit alongside a timeline marking key milestones in her life including the first performance of the world’s longest running play, The Mousetrap, and the publication of definitive works such as Murder on the Orient Express and And Then There Were None.
This collection gives a unique insight into the life of a woman whose adventures in real life were almost as exciting and unbelievable as some of her bestsellers.
Admission: free. Info: 030 0111 2333 / www.museum.wales/cardiff (EH)