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#81

ok we love a good cup of coffee, right? well heres some historical something you might like


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one of my favorite authors

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Deeply hurt by the death of her mother, thirty-five-year-old Agatha Christie was still trying to overcome her grief when her husband of twelve years suddenly announced that he was in love with another woman and wanted a divorce. The twin shocks threw Agatha into a deep state of depression. Feeling that the best of life was behind her, she saw little reason to go on living. Only concern for her seven-year-old daughter saved her from suicide.

Born into an affluent English family in 1890, Agatha Miller was a precocious child who taught herself to read at age four and quickly developed what would be a lifelong devotion to books. At age 22 she met Archie Christie, a dashing young pilot. The couple fell in love and were married on Christmas Eve in 1914. They spent most of the next four years separated by World War I, settling afterwards in London. Their only child, Rosalind, was born in 1919. By the time her marriage to Archie fell apart, Agatha had published five well-received detective novels, but she could hardly have expected the success that awaited her.

In time Agatha began to recover from the pain of her failed marriage. She resumed writing and, to boost her spirits, took a trip on the Orient Express. Then, in 1930 a friend invited her to come along on a trip to an archeological dig in Iraq. There she met Max Mallowan, a prominent archeologist thirteen years her junior. They fell in love and were married later that year, a happy marriage that would last until Agatha’s death 46 years later.

At the end of 1926, Agatha Christie may have thought that her life was no longer worth living, but she was entirely wrong about that. In the years that followed she not only found the love of her life, but she also enjoyed her greatest success, becoming the best-loved author on earth, with over 70 best-selling novels as well as the longest-running play in history. Her husband Max was knighted in 1968 and three years later Agatha was made a Dame of the British Empire.

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller Christie Mallowan died at age 85 on January 12, 1976, forty-six years ago today. With over two billion copies sold, she is the best-selling novelist in history.

The photo is of Agatha Christie in 1926.

[her books were my world when I was growing up


#84

I discovered the story about her disappearance for a time, interesting & intriguing!~! too long of to put here


#85

Wow! What a touching story, I’ve never knew how it started even the song. Very often unfortunate folks at their end of their live hood meet “Fortune”! :heart_eyes::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


#86

My son had in junior high an essay about Marie Curie. I remember we bought a thick book of her biography. - As kids learnt I learnt with them :slight_smile: .

Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist. Curie was a pioneer in researching radioactivity, winning the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and Chemistry in 1911. Curie never worked on the Manhattan Project, but her contributions to the study of radium and radiation were instrumental to the future development of the atomic bomb.

Curie died in 1934 of radiation-induced leukemia, since the effects of radiation were not known when she began her studies. In 1995, her and Pierre’s remains were moved to the Panthéon, the French National Mausoleum, in Paris. She was the first woman to receive that honor on her own merit.

You can read more about her bio here:

After Marie died… herself and possessions still radiate to this day…


#87

they also put her in a lead coffin, she is still “active” if I recall my reading about this a few months ago


#88

I posted an article about this in my post… not only her but also her notes are in lead boxes and furnishing and her belongings are still somewhat radioactive… interesting!!


#89

wow! I didn’t know that! I didn’t see that second one, I will read it in a bit. thanks oh my goodness! they painted themselves???