WEST WITH THE NIGHT

Author : Beryl Markham

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Author : Beryl Markham

Publication: Little, Brown Book Group

Size: 198 x 129 x 21 (mm)

Weight: 254g

Main Material: Paperback / softback

Language: -

ISBN: 9780860685418

EAN/UPC/ISBN: 9780860685418

Published: 17-Sep-1984

ISBN No : 9780860685418

Publication : Little, Brown Book Group

Main Material : Paperback / softback

  • Classifications: Biography: general,
  • Readership:General (US: Trade)
  • Format: Paperback / softback 320 pages

WEST WITH THE NIGHT appeared on 13 bestseller lists on first publication in 1942. It tells the spellbinding story of Beryl Markham -- aviator, racehorse trainer, fascinating beauty -and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and 30s. Markham was taken to Kenya at the age of four.

As an adult she was befriended by Denys Finch-Hatton, the big-game hunter of OUT OF AFRICA fame, who took her flying in his airplane. Thrilled by the experience, Markham went on to become the first woman in Kenya to receive a commercial pilot's license. In 1936 she determined to fly solo across the Atlantic -- without stopping.

When Charles Lindbergh did the same, he had the wind behind him. Markham, by contrast, had a strong headwind against her and a plane that only flew up to 163 mph. On 4 September, she took off ...

Several days later, she crash-landed in Nova Scotia and became an instant celebrity.

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