William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero was published in 1847. Although without a hero, it definitely has an anti-heroine in the form of Becky Sharpe, played by Margaret Lockwood.
A fascinating collection of archive radio programmes focusing on the life and work of crime fiction's grande dame and featuring Agatha Christie in her own words. Dame Agatha Christie published 66 detective novels and 14 short-story collections in her lifetime, but to the public she remained an enigmatic figure. This quartet of BBC radio programmes looks at the woman behind the books and explores the career of one of Britain's most famous mystery writers.