Agatha Christie Manuscript Notebook Going to Auction

agatha christie manuscript notebook - listed by Lucius Books on Biblio

 

Agatha Christie wrote out her brainstorming and inspiration in handwritten notebooks, and now James Hallgate of Lucius Books has one of those notebooks up for auction.

Lucius Books, who sells on Biblio, has the manuscript notebook listed for sale. You can browse the listing on Biblio here.

From their description: “Manuscript notebook, written entirely in the hand of Agatha Christie containing 175 pages of notes relating in depth to the Miss Marple novel “A Murder Is Announced” (here with the working title “A Murder Has Been Arranged”) and the play “Spider’s Web”. With further notes relating to the novel “They Do It With Mirrors”, a page regarding the play “Miss Perry”, an alternative plot for “A Pale Horse”, notes for a Mary Westmacott novel, jottings of autobiography, a room sketch to illustrate the layout for a murder and much more.”

agatha christie manuscript notebook - by lucius books on biblio.com
An unassuming notebook containing a wealth of inspiration from Agatha Christie

The auction will take place at the “China in Print” fair, whih features rare books, manuscripts, maps, and photographs. The fair runs through November 17-19 at the Maritime Museum in Hong Kong.

Lucius Books (ABA, ILAB) is located in York. They carry a high quality stock of first editions, signed copies, bound sets and childrens & illustrated books with some original art. Browse their full inventory on Biblio.

If you are a fan of Dame Agatha Christie, you can browse her rare and collectible titles here.

 

 


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