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ISBN13: 9780860685418
ISBN10: 0860685411
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First published in 1942, this is the autobiography of a remarkable aviator and racehorse trainer, based largely in Kenya. Reissue.

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This autobiography reveals the unusual life of innovator and adventurer Beryl Markham, the first woman in Africa to be granted a racehorse trainer's licence. Taking up flying in 1931, she invented big game hunting by air and became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west.

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Erin Naillon, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Erin Naillon)
"West with the Night" is a dreamily beautiful account of aviator Beryl Markham's life in Kenya. She raised horses, then began training them when she was only eighteen; she later turned to flying, and flew the mail route, as well as transporting sick or injured men, and flying search missions. Her accounts are so simple, yet so poetic, it is easy to believe that you are there with her, seeing what she sees, with Markham placing a hand on your arm to point out something you may have missed. It's an essential for anyone who loves armchair travel - and poetry in prose.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780860685418
Author:
MARKHAM, BERYL
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
N
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
VIRAGO TRAVELLERS
Publication Date:
19840611
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
190 x 130 in.

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"Synopsis" by , This autobiography reveals the unusual life of innovator and adventurer Beryl Markham, the first woman in Africa to be granted a racehorse trainer's licence. Taking up flying in 1931, she invented big game hunting by air and became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west.
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