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Straight On Till Morning

Author : Mary S. Lovell
ISBN : 9781405517904
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Beryl Markham, like Karen Blixen, could only have come out of Africa. Pioneering aviatrix, flamboyant beauty, brilliant race-horse trainer, unscrupulous seducer - her life story is for every reader who was enthralled by Blixen's exotic world, that of Kenya between the wars. This fully authorised biography, drawn from the author's personal association with Beryl and her family, paints a vivid portrait of a tempestuous and controversial character. It tells of her friendship with Karen Blixen (though she commandeered Blixen's husband Bror and lover Denys Finch Hatton), of her spectacular courage when she became the first person to fly from England to America, and of the mysteries surrounding her highly praised, bestselling book WEST WITH THE NIGHT.

West With The Night

Author : Beryl Markham
ISBN : 9780349007342
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

Promise The Night

Author : Michaela MacColl
ISBN : 9780811876254
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Explores the early life of Beryl Markham, who grew up on a farm in Kenya, and became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west.

The Good Lion

Author : Beryl Markham
ISBN : 0618563067
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An account of the time in the pilot Beryl Markham's childhood in Kenya when she was attacked by a lion that her neighbors kept as a pet.

The Illustrated West With The Night

Author : Beryl Markham
ISBN : PSU:000023627079
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic from east to west

Beryl Markham

Author : Catherine Gourley
ISBN : 160925225X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Markham, an early pioneer in aviation, was a passionate, free-spirited girl struggling to come to terms with her identity and her place in the world. This biography tells of the obstacles she faced and how she overcame adversity to follow her dreams of flying.

Too Close To The Sun

Author : Sara Wheeler
ISBN : UOM:39015063288685
Genre : Africa, East
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"Conservationist, scholar, soldier, white hunter and fabled lover - Denys Finch Hatton was an aristocrat of leonine nonchalance. After a dazzling career at Eton and Oxford he sailed in 1910 for British East Africa - still then the land of the pioneer. There, concluded his obituary in The Times, 'No one who ever met him, whether man or woman, old or young, white or black, failed to come under his spell ... He was different from everyone else. He always left an impression of greatness - there is no other word - and aroused interest as no one else could.'" "Too Close to the Sun is a story of big guns and small planes, princes from England and sultans from Zanzibar, a famous divorce case, a Welsh castle and a Gilbertine priory, marauding lions, syphilis, bankruptcy, self-destruction and the tragedy of the human heart. Sara Wheeler reveals the truth behind Finch Hatton's love affairs with the glamorous aviatrix Beryl Markham and with Karen Blixen, the Danish coffee-farmer who famously immortalised their romance in her memoir Out of Africa. She tracks her quarry from a dreamlike Edwardian childhood in a Lincolnshire mansion through to the purgatorial battlefields of the East Africa Campaign - one of the last remaining untold stories of the First World War. As with her biography of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, she uses a biography to illuminate a generation." "An elusive hero in the mythic story of the British settlers in East Africa, Finch Hatton was the open road made flesh. He crashed his Gypsy Moth into the Voi hills in 1931, dying 'as he would have chosen in the open air, amid the wide spaces that he loved, fearless and free to the end'."--BOOK JACKET.

Flying Against The Wind

Author : Andy Russell Bowen
ISBN : 9780761382607
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Born in England and raised in the bush of East Africa, Beryl Markham was an extraordinary child--and lived an extraordinary life. She learned how to train racehorses from her father and became the first woman to succeed in Kenya's competitive racing circu

Circling The Sun

Author : Paula McLain
ISBN : 9780345534194
Genre : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS • “Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing.”—Ann Patchett, Country Living This powerful novel transports readers to the breathtaking world of Out of Africa—1920s Kenya—and reveals the extraordinary adventures of Beryl Markham, a woman before her time. Brought to Kenya from England by pioneering parents dreaming of a new life on an African farm, Beryl is raised unconventionally, developing a fierce will and a love of all things wild. But after everything she knows and trusts dissolves, headstrong young Beryl is flung into a string of disastrous relationships, then becomes caught up in a passionate love triangle with the irresistible safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and the writer Baroness Karen Blixen. Brave and audacious and contradictory, Beryl will risk everything to have Denys’s love, but it’s ultimately her own heart she must conquer to embrace her true calling and her destiny: to fly. Praise for Circling the Sun “In McLain’s confident hands, Beryl Markham crackles to life, and we readers truly understand what made a woman so far ahead of her time believe she had the power to soar.”—Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time “Enchanting . . . a worthy heir to [Isak] Dinesen . . . Like Africa as it’s so gorgeously depicted here, this novel will never let you go.”—The Boston Globe “Famed aviator Beryl Markham is a novelist’s dream. . . . [A] wonderful portrait of a complex woman who lived—defiantly—on her own terms.”—People (Book of the Week) “Circling the Sun soars.”—Newsday “Captivating . . . [an] irresistible novel.”—The Seattle Times “Like its high-flying subject, Circling the Sun is audacious and glamorous and hard not to be drawn in by. Beryl Markham may have married more than once, but she was nobody’s wife.”—Entertainment Weekly “[An] eloquent evocation of Beryl’s daring life.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

The Splendid Outcast

Author : Beryl Markham
ISBN : 0440500303
Genre : Fiction
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