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West with the Night (Compact Disc)

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By Beryl Markham, Anna Fields (Read by)
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This beautifully written autobiography brings us the remarkable life story of Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. Brought up on a farm in Kenya, Markham chose to stay in Africa when, at seventeen, her father lost their farm and went to Peru. She began an apprenticeship as a racehorse trainer which turned into a highly successful career. In her twenties, Markham gave up horses for airplanes and became the first woman in East Africa to be granted a commercial pilot's license, piloting passengers and supplies in a small plane to remote corners of Africa.

As rich and inspiring as when it was first written, West with the Night captures the spirit of a true pioneer woman.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780786178902
ISBN-10: 0786178906
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: April 1st, 2005
Language: English

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