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West with the Night (Digital Audiobook)

By Beryl Markham, Anna Fields (Narrator)

Publication Date: June 26, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/20/2013)
Paperback (6/11/2012)
Paperback (3/8/2021)
Paperback (1/22/2013)
Paperback (8/5/2010)
Paperback (5/22/2019)
Compact Disc (4/1/2005)
Paperback (1/22/2013)
Audio Cassette (4/1/2005)
Compact Disc (3/1/2004)
Prebound (1/1/1982)
Paperback (7/23/2013)
MP3 CD (4/1/2005)
Compact Disc (4/1/2005)

Description

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.



About the Author

Beryl Markham (1902–1986), born in England, was taken by her father to East Africa in 1906. She spent her childhood playing with native Maruni children and apprenticing with her father as a trainer and breeder of racehorses. In the 1930s, she became an African bush pilot, and in September 1936, became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west.