(September 15, 1890 - January 12, 1976)
“I myself was always recognized,
though quite kindly, as ‘the slow one’ of the family.
The reactions of my mother and my sister
were unusually quick- I could never keep up.
I was, too, very inarticulate.
It was always difficult for me to assemble
into words what I wanted to say….
It was not until I was over twenty that
I realised that my home standard had been
unusually high and that actually
I was quite as quick or quicker than the average.
Inarticulate I shall always be.
It is probably one of the causes that have
made me a writer.”
by Agatha Christie, An Autobiography
11 april 2012