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Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markhamby Mary S Lovell
Synopses & Reviews
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty. She trained race horses and had scandalous affairs, but she is most remembered for being a pioneering aviatrix. She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to make it from London to New York nonstop. In Mary S. Lovell's definitive biography, Beryl takes on new life--vividly portrayed by a master biographer whose knowledge of her subject is unparalleled.
Book News Annotation:
Lovell, author of The Sisters and The Churchills, presents this biography of Beryl Markham. Beryl Markham was a record breaking aviatrix, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic from east to west, and the first person in history to fly non-stop from London to New York. Markham's personal life was just as interesting as her professional life, both of which are covered in this well-researched and expertly written biography. This book, a reprint from 1987, appeals to the general reader as well as those with an interest in aviation history. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An engrossing biography of a legendary beauty and achiever who lived fully her 84 years.[Lovell] has a genuine affection for her subject. This makes fascinating reading about a woman whose feats would be difficult to duplicate.
The bestseller: "Every page is filled with revelations, gossip and fascinating details about Markham."--Diane Ackerman,
About the Author
Mary S. Lovell's best-selling biographies include Straight on Till Morning (Beryl Markham) and The Sisters (the Mitford family). She lives in England.
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