Crime writer Agatha Christie wrote 66 novels and 14 short story collections. She was also author of the world’s longest-running play, The Mousetrap, staged for 68 years. Born in Torquay on 15 September 1890, Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller had no formal education until she was sent to finishing school in Paris in her mid teens. However, she taught herself to read by the age of five and had her first poem published at 11. In 1914, she married Archie Christie, and their daughter, Rosalind, was born in 1919. However, in 1928, the marriage ended in divorce. Two years later, she married archaeologist Max Mallowan. Agatha Christie had a lifelong love of Devon and bought Greenway House, above the banks of the River Dart, in 1938, which became her holiday home. The Georgian house, now owned by the National Trust, is presented in 1950s style to reflect her time here. In 1959, Rosalind bought the house from her mother. She moved there after both Agatha and Max had died, in 1976 and 1978 respectively. She gave the house to the National Trust in 2000, though she and her husband continued to live in it until their deaths in 2004 and 2005.