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Agatha Christie
Unfinished Portrait

written under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott
Collins, London, 1934
Doubleday, NewYork, 1934

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

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?

Contents

Foreword
The Island
The Woman in the Garden
Call to Action
Canvas
Home
Abroad
Grannie
Death
Mother and Daughter
Paris
Grown Up
Jim and Peter
Dermot
Marriage
Motherhood
Peace
Companionship
Ivy
Prosperity
Loss
Disaster
Fear
The Island
Surrender
Reflection
Flight
Beginning

Link

  1. Official Site: Unfinished Portrait
  2. Wikipedia: Unfinished Portrait
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