Jun
25
2013

WORLD’S THICKEST BOOK



World’s thickest book -The Complete Miss Marple’ by Agatha Christie

Thickest-book-record

The thickest published book measures 322 mm (12.67 in) in width and was unveiled by HarperCollins in London, UK, on 20 May 2009. All Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple stories – 12 novels and 20 short stories – are collected and published in this volume. The book contains an introduction by best-selling British mystery writer, Kate Mosse, who has often claimed that Agatha Christie is one of her favorite authors, and a water-color illustration of St. Mary’s Mead, Miss Marple’s fictional village, based on a drawing Christie herself created for The Murder at the Vicarage.

world's thickest book record

The book contains 4,032 pages and weighs 8.04 kg. There are 68 crimes committed; 11 philandering lovers; 68 secrets and lies; 22 false accusations; 59 red-herrings and 21 romances. In all, 43 murders are solved: 12 poisonings; 6 strangulations; 2 drownings; 2 stabbings; a burning; one blow to the head; one death by an arrow and 2 people pushed. 143 cups of tea are drunk in the massive volume, there are 66 maids and 47 garments are knitted. 500 copies of this limited edition record-breaking book will be produced and they will retail at £1,000 each.

Though no one’s tried it yet, reading at a pace of 30 pages an hour, it would take around 134 hours to finish the book.

About the Author: Pushkar Gupta

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