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Amphiist 19: Britain and its sins

There are many sides fighting to influence our world view We need to listen to all of them (free speech) Including what the mainstream media refuses to cover The rest of us are entitled to our perspectives: Shia Muslims, men’s rights, socialists, etc. Amphiist is a Greek word meaning looking at both sides Amphiist (19) […]

Amphiist 4: Agatha Christie

Everyone acknowledges good and evil But which is which? Amphiist is a Greek word meaning both sides Let’s explore the world of contemporary life Through the lens of non-judgmental analyses of good and evil *The newsletter for the average non-extremist* Contact info: @JaclynHStrauss on Twitter Jaclyn Holland-Strauss on Facebook   Amphiist 4: Agatha Christie Agatha […]

Natural Aristocrat Weekly, Issue 3

Literature Agatha Christie is the best-selling author in the world, with 4 billion (yes, with a ‘b’) sold. She was known for the surprise endings in her murder mysteries. Best: ABC Murders, Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, Thirteen at Dinner.   Education: Tips for Students There are […]

Why we should read James Zemboy: Agatha Christie and the servant class, adoption, and

I am currently rereading James Zemboy’s The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie. It is more expensive than traditional books, but I highly recommend it, because it is well worth the extra price. I won’t mention the price, because it’s different in different formats, but I did pay 30 some dollars for it and I read […]

Agatha Christie/Mary Westmacott: Was Absent in the Spring based on a real-life event?

Agatha Christie wrote six novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott between the years 1930 and 1956 (when they were actually published). One of these, Absent in the Spring, is an excellent character study of a woman who is temporarily stranded in the Middle Eastern desert, and starts analyzing herself to great effect. All her life […]

What really happened concerning Agatha Christie’s disappearance in 1926?

Agatha Miller was born in 1890 in Torquay, England. She was married in 1914 to Archibald (Archie) Christie, at the beginning of the First World War. She wrote her first book in 1916; it was called The Mysterious Affair at Styles. She had her only child in 1919. She wrote several more books between the […]

Agatha Christie, racism and elitism: Why is she the best-selling author of all time?

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author in the world. There are many good things to say, obviously, about why she is so popular worldwide. She created characters that were memorable for the most part, even if sometimes they were stereotypical. She had a wonderful sense of humour, which was subtle. Her solutions to her murder […]