When you think about the period in which Agatha Christie’s crime novels were written, they are actually quite edgy for the time.
The world is changing rapidly, and everyone changes along with the world. Discoveries is now becoming rampant; intellectually, technologically,etc, each having its advantage and disadvantage.
I was asked the other day in which era I would choose to live. As a historical novelist, it comes up sometimes. As a woman I’d have to say I’d like to live in the future – I want to see where these centuries of change are leading us.
We are at the dawn of a new era, the era of ‘molecular biology’ as I like to call it, and there is an urgency about the need for more intensive application of physics and chemistry, and specially of structure analysis, that is still not sufficiently appreciated.
A man’s shortcomings are taken from his epoch; his virtues and greatness belong to himself.
Because of poverty and ignorance, not everyman living on earth lives in the same epoch!
I always felt like I was meant to have been born in another era, another time.