Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Fortunately for me the next autobiography that I picked up after Bossypants was Agatha Christie: An Autobiography. She was such an interesting person. Reading about her life helped me to enjoy, even more than I already did, her novels. I loved being able to pick up details in her book The Mysterious Affair at Styles from her own life. It was actually pretty funny and fun to come across them.
I have learnt that you don't always need a classical education to become a writer. This is the second successful writer I have come across who has not been to university (or in Agatha's case no school at all), but has learnt a great deal from their parents, and from reading a lot. Of course, it doesn't stop me from wanting that classical education myself, but it is interesting to see how successful people can be without it.