Tag: Outbreak

Agatha Christie – Come, Tell Me How You Live | Review

Title: Come, Tell Me How You Live

Author: Agatha Christie

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 192

Rating: 4/5

This book was heavy going just because of the way in which it was written and the complexity of the subject matter, but it was also a lot of fun. In it, Christie writes about her experiences going on archaeological digs with her husband Max Mallowan before the outbreak of the Second World War, which makes this an interesting mix of memoir, travel writing and historical non-fiction.

Having already read An Autobiography by Agatha Christie, I have to say that this feels more like a missing chunk of the autobiography than a standalone memoir in its own right. Still, I was fascinated by what Christie had to share here, and while there was a little bit of a colonialist attitude from time to time, it didn’t ruin the thing.

For me, there’s a lot to love here, but I can also see why this wouldn’t be the perfect book for everyone. You’ll need to have at least a passing interest in archaeology, though.

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Hans Fallada – Why Do You Wear a Cheap Watch? | Review

Title: Why Do You Wear a Cheap Watch?

Author: Hans Fallada

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 58

Rating: 4/5

 

Hans Fallada - Why Do You Wear a Cheap Watch?

Hans Fallada – Why Do You Wear a Cheap Watch?

 

This book is a fascinating insight into life in Nazi Germany before the outbreak of the Second World War. I haven’t come across many examples like this. Pretty good!

 

Hans Fallada

Hans Fallada

 

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