Bereft of the three people she has held most dear - her mother‚ her husband and her daughter - Celia is on the verge of suicide.
Then one night on an exotic island she meets Larraby‚ a successful portrait painter‚ and through a long night of talk reveals how she is afraid to commit herself to a second chance of happiness with another person‚ yet is not brave enough to face life alone. Can Larraby help Celia come to terms with the past or will they part‚ her outcome still uncertain?
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became‚ quite simply‚ the best-selling novelist in history. She wrote 80 crime mysteries and collections‚ and saw her work translated into more languages than Shakespeare. Her enduring success‚ enhanced by many film and TV adaptations‚ is a tribute to the timeless appeal of her characters and the unequalled ingenuity of her plots.
In Celia we have more nearly than anywhere else a portrait of Agatha' MAX MALLOWAN