I wrote this little review a while back but since I’m rereading it and just recommended it to someone, I thought I’d better share again. It is also unexpectedly funny. I laugh out loud and read bits of it to my husband.
This engaging memoir covers Agatha Christie’s time on archaeological digs with her husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan. Having just read They Came to Baghdad, I was struck by how many of the heroine’s realizations of what archaeology teaches us were already familiar because they were Christie’s own. Her love of the ordinary people and their lives comes through strong and clear. This is a wonderful look at the Middle East in a time gone by from a unique perspective. I can’t recommend this highly enough.