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.
"Lovell manages to pinpoint and dissect the essential character of an elusive and unconventional adventurer." Booklist
An extraordinary story.
An extraordinary story. --John Skow
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.