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Unseen Agatha Christie Photographs Exhibited To Mark Her 125th Birthday

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Previously unseen photographs of a young Agatha Christie are exhibited  at the Bankside Gallery to mark the 125th anniversary of the author's birth. Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait features images from the writer's private collection to illustrate the life behind the "Queen of Crime".

Displayed alongside quotes from the author herself taken from both published and unpublished personal correspondence, here is a selection of the photographs on show.

Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, author of over 80 novels and short stories, creator of world-famous detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, writer of the world’s longest running play and the best-selling crime novel of all time…

The Bankside Gallery present Unfinished Portrait, an enlightening exhibition of rare photographs from the family’s personal archive. The captivating images, displayed alongside first editions of her most famous mysteries, convey humour, intelligence, travel and adventure, and include tender moments with family, friends and canine companions.

The exhibition also features a unique Kokoschka portrait of Christie. This is a special opportunity to experience the Queen of Crime as never before.

Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait is on at the Bankside Gallery in London until 6 September.

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