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West with the night

Author: Beryl Markham; Martha Gellhorn
Publisher: London : Virago, 1984.
Series: Virago travellers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Beryl Markham; Beryl Markham
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beryl Markham; Martha Gellhorn
ISBN: 0860685411 9780860685418
OCLC Number: 10940221
Notes: Originally published: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 1942.
Description: xii, 293 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Message from Nungwe --
Men with blackwater die --
Stamp of wilderness --
Why do we fly? --
He was a good lion --
Still is the land --
Praise God for the blood of the bull --
And we be playmates, thou and I --
Royal exile --
Was there a horse with wings? --
My trail is north --
Hodi! --
Na Kupa Hati M'Zuri --
Errands of the wind --
Birth of a life --
Ivory and Sansevieria --
I may have to shoot him --
Captives of the rivers --
What of the hunting, hunter bold? --
Kwaheri means farewell --
Search for a Libyan fort --
Benghazi by candlelight --
West with the night --
The sea will take small pride.
Series Title: Virago travellers.
Responsibility: Beryl Markham ; with a new introduction by Martha Gellhorn.

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* 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  Read more...

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Markham made her name as one of the first pilots to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1936 . . . A vivacious account of an eccentric life, with Markham's headstrong nature and spirit shining out * Read more...

 
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