West With The Night (BOK)

Beryl Markham

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1984 Forfatter Beryl Markham
Forlag
VIRAGO
ISBN 9780860685418
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 12,6cm x 19,9cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 252 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd