Agatha Christie has written a seldom read memoir titled Come Tell Me How You Live. She writes about accompanying her archaeologist husband, Sir Max Mallowan, on his expeditions in Iraq and Syria. Agatha is older than Max by about ten years, as I am with my husband Patrick, who is also an archaeologist. They met in the desert of Iraq. Patrick and I met on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (yes, in a convent). Agatha is best known for her detective stories like the Miss Marple series, or the Inspector Poroit series, and I believe she has sold more copies than any other book but the Bible. When Agatha describes the trunk she fills with good shoes, and all Max packs in his trunk is books, I think of how Patrick and I travel together. In addition to being the on-site photographer, Agatha supplies the dig team with good Yorkshire cheese and fine chocolates. I have much to live up to as I try to emulate Agatha. In her memoir, Agatha tells about her mother-in-law, a well-educated French woman, who asks Agatha if she could not write something more highbrow than simple mysteries. Agatha replies, "I write the very best I can." That too, is my motto. I write the very best I can, about what I know best.