Beryl Markham, like Karen Blixen, could only have come out of Africa. Pioneering aviatrix, flamboyant beauty, brilliant race-horse trainer, unscrupulous seducer - her life story is for every reader who was enthralled by Blixen's exotic world, that of Kenya between the wars. This fully authorised biography, drawn from the author's personal association with Beryl and her family, paints a vivid portrait of a tempestuous and controversial character. It tells of her friendship with Karen Blixen (though she commandeered Blixen's husband Bror and lover Denys Finch Hatton), of her spectacular courage when she became the first person to fly from England to America, and of the mysteries surrounding her highly praised, bestselling book WEST WITH THE NIGHT.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 199 x 129 x 32 mm
** 'A splendid addition to the tales of Kenya's colonial past DAILY MAIL ** 'Filled with revelations, gossip and fascinating details ... Mary Lovell's superbly researched biography is likely to be definitive NEW YORK TIMES ** 'A stunning biography that should silence many of those who doubted Markham's abilities ... a well-wrought, brilliantly researched portrait LOS ANGELES TIMES