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West with the Night

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Description for West with the Night Paperback. * ERNEST HEMINGWAY wrote to a friend: 'She can write rings around all of us .. I wish you would get it and read it because it is really a bloody wonderful book' * introduction by MARTHA GELLHORN Series: VMC. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: BG; WTLC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 21. Weight in Grams: 244.
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 ... Read more

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Virago Modern Classics
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London, United Kingdom
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About Beryl Markham
Beryl Markham (1902-1986) was born in England, but grew up in East Africa. She apprenticed as a trainer and breeder of racehorses and in the 1930s became an African bush pilot. In 1936, she became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. She is now primarily remembered as the author of her memoir, West ... Read more

Reviews for West with the Night
A beautiful and evocative story that deserves to be ranked alongside Karen Blixen's Out of Africa
Time Out
A poet's feeling for her land, an adventurer's response to life
New York Herald Tribune
[Markham] can write rings around all of us . . . I wish you would get it and read it because it is ... Read more

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