Did You Know?

Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time.

British mystery writer Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. It is estimated that she sold over 2 billion works, putting Christie’s books just behind the Bible and William Shakespeare in terms of most sales.

She has sold approximately a billion books in English, and another billion have been sold and translated into around 45 different foreign

She is the most translated author, and has been translated into more languages than Shakespeare. Since her first novel was published in 1920, Christie’s 80 works have been adapted into film versions 27 times.

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I found this very interesting and did a little more investigating to find out more about Agatha Christie.

She was born September 15, 1890 and died of ‘natural’ causes on January 12, 1976 at the age of 85.

Agatha Christie--Best Selling Author of all time!

Agatha Christie–Best Selling Author of all time!

I wonder if Ms. Christie really knew how much her books influenced the world of literature, plays, movies and television, and even video games, radio and comics or knows that she lives on in the hearts and minds of millions of fans who love and enjoy her work.

My greatest achievement, as an author is being published, but I’m practical. Becoming famous from a few eBooks is rare and ending up on the New York Times best seller’s list is only a dream.

Yet Agatha Christie managed something even more spectacular. Something no one else in the world has: The Guinness Book of World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time.

One last thing about Ms. Christie, as of 2014 media reports state that the BBC has acquired exclusive TV rights to her works in the UK and plans to air new productions for the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth in 2015.

What an amazing legacy Agatha Christie left for all of us to enjoy.

Thank you for reading my blog. In case you might be interested here is a link to my Amazon author’s page: Donna Jean McDunn’s Amazon author Page

9 responses to “Did You Know?

  1. I had no idea that Agatha Christie held this record. What an accomplishment over all of these years.Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Very interesting article, Donna. She probably never dreamed she’d be leaving such a legacy behind. We may never reach this author’s fame, but isn’t it nice to be in such good company?

  3. It’s great for a woman to hold this title! What an amazing feat for any author 😀

  4. Goodness, I never knew this about the incomparable and wonderful Agatha Christie! Thanks so much for sharing this Donna. Hubby and I went to London a few years ago to watch the live stage version of Mousetrap. It’s been going for over 50 years and at the end of every single performance, the audience is sworn to secrecy as to ‘whodunnit’. A fabulous play, as are all her stories 🙂

    • I know! I found her life story fascinating too. She really had some real heartache in her life, but she must have have used her writing as a way to escape it. Maybe that’s why she wrote so many wonderful stories.

      • Yes, I’m sure that’s a big part of it. I must read up on her, I really don’t know anything about her life I’m ashamed to say. You’ve got me hooked now Donna! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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