West with the Night

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Macmillan, 1942 - Biography & Autobiography - 293 pages
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West with the Night is the story of Beryl Markham--aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty--and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and '30s.
  

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Great lyrical writing, too. - Goodreads
My favorite advice from her dad was, "Work and hope. - Goodreads
Still, what a writer she was! - Goodreads

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User Review  - David Spalding - Goodreads

Such an amazing book (even if, as rumored, she had a ghost writer). Several moments of sublime beauty in this little book. Read full review

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User Review  - Tarita Henry - Goodreads

Wonderful prose of English woman's life growing up in Kenya, training racehorses and then becoming a bush pilot in the early twentieth century. She then made the flight from east to west across the Atlantic, the first woman to do so. Higly recommend it. Read full review

Contents

MESSAGE FROM NUNGWE
3
MEN WITH BLACKWATER DIE
17
THE STAMP OF WILDERNESS 83
33
WHY DO WE FLY?
45
BOOK
55
HE WAS A GOOD LION
57
STILL IS THE LAND
67
PRAISE GOD FOR THE BLOOD OF THE BULL
77
NA KUPA HATI mzURI
155
ERRANDS OF THE WIND
175
BOOK FOUR
183
BIRTH OF A LIFE
185
IVORY AND SANSEVIERIA
197
MAY HAVE TO SHOOT HIM
205
CAPTIVES OF THE RIVERS
219
WHAT OF THE HUNTING HUNTER BOLD?
228

AND WE BE PLAYMATES THOU AND I
99
ROYAL EXILE
108
WAS THERE A HORSE WITH WINGS?
117
BOOK THREE
129
MY TRAIL IS NORTH
131
HODI
143
SEARCH FOR A LIBYAN FORT
254
BENGHAZI BY CANDLELIGHT
264
WEST WITH THE NIGHT
277
THE SEA WILL TAKE SMALL PRIDE
292
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Beryl Markham is also the author of The Splendid Outcast: The African Stories of Beryl Markham.

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