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On September 15 1890 in Torquay England the worlds most successful mystery writer Agatha Miller was born Her father was an independently wealthy American from New York while her mother was an English housewife She had two older siblings her sister Margaret was the oldest child and her brother Louis was the middle child Agatha Christies brother and sister were always away at school Agatha unlike her siblings had no formal teaching and did not want to go to school So Agatha was taught mathematics from her father and her mother taught her everything else Agathas mother was an intelligent woman with an original mind Her mother had an original mind and made learning a fun game She was always encouraging Agatha to write One day when Agatha was sick her mother made her write poetry and a story At the age of sixteen Agatha was sent to school in Paris to learn how to become a young lady and to study singing In 1914 Agatha Miller married Colonel Archibald Christie He would later go off to fight in World War I and Agatha would work in a hospital During her time in there she would learn about the poisons she would later write about in some of her books During the war her sister Margaret challenged Agatha to write a mystery story the reader couldnt solve Agatha accepted the challenge because the thought it would be a good way to alleviate boredom The Mysterious Affair at Styles was the first mystery novel that Agatha Christie wrote However it was not very well accepted Agatha sent it to many publishing companies and only Bodley Head a company Agatha forgot she had sent the book to would accept it The book featured her most famous detective Hercule Poirot who would be featured in many of Agatha Christies books Part of Herculess character was that he was very neat and tidy He had waxed mustaches
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