(Dame Agatha Christie: Author & Playwright)
‘Nemesis’ was the first ever Christie that I read. I was about 11 years old and I had borrowed it from the school library. Now, each of us was allowed to keep the books for a week and every Tuesday afternoon, during the ‘library period’ we were to hand them over. I remember requesting Sister Rose,our library in-charge (I was in a convent school), to please allow me to keep ‘Nemesis’ for another week as I had not fully understand the book and wanted to re-read it. She let me keep it and thus began my long association with Agatha Christie.
As a young girl, I read them mostly for the thrill of the plots and then, as I grew older, I was able to appreciate the intricate infusion of human psychology in all her stories. That, and the very riveting, very elegant style of writing has me enthralled to this day. So much so that even after reading and re-reading all her works, I still cannot resist buying yet another re-printed Christie, in yet another cover!!
(Which is what I did yesterday! I bought ‘Appointment with Death’ in a lovely ‘tea-stained’ matt-finish cover.)
She died on 12 Jan 1976, just about five weeks before I was born.
But she has been and shall remain, my favourite novelist of all times.
(Picture courtesy: Wikipedia Commons)
And that is why, she is today, my 'Face of the Week'
(Thank you very much, Sistertex at Spacial Peepol for hosting this beautiful meme.)