Star Over Bethlehem


First published: 1965


Star Over Bethlehem

Star Over Bethlehem

A little known collection of religious stories and poems, often considered for children. Published under Agatha Christie Mallowan.

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Agatha Christie’s collection of religious stories and poems, was published under her married name Agatha Christie Mallowan, to distinguish it from her crime fiction work. Her publishers were never keen on anything that strayed from her detective forte, however the book’s success surprised and pleased everyone, even its author.

While they are generally considered stories for children, the themes are generally adult, particularly for the mid 1960s when it was first published, as they involves subjects including disability and abortion.

The title story was first published in the monthly Woman’s Journal in December 1946.

These stories have never been adapted.

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