1930 AGATHA CHRISTIE MARY WESTMACOTT SIGNED "GIANT'S BREAD", FIRST UK PRINTING


WAR ON WESTERN WATERS. The Story of the Union and Confederate River Navies. Illustated with Maps and Photographs. by Fletcher Pratt. Fletcher Pratt (1897 - June 10, 1956) was an American writer of history, science fiction, fantasy and history. He is best known for his works on naval history and on the American Civil War. When this book was published Fletcher Pratt was working on his next Civil War history, Civil War At Sea, unfortunately he died before it was completed.

Agatha Christie has been called by the Guinness Book of World Records the best-selling writer of books of all time and the best-selling writer of any kind, along with William Shakespeare. Only the Bible is known to have outsold her collected sales of roughly 5 billion copies of novels and non-fiction.

In the words of Agatha Christie's daughter, Rosalind: "Written under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott , these novels gave my mother the chance to better explore the human psychology she was so intrigued by, freed from the expectations of her mystery fans. As early as 1930, my mother wrote her first novel using the name Mary Westmacott. These novels, six in all, were a complete departure from the usual sphere of Agatha Christie Queen of Crime. The name Mary Westmacott was chosen after some thought. Mary was Agatha's second name and Westmacott the name of some distant
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