Book Review

Book Review: West With the Night

West With the Night
By Beryl Markham

My Edition:
Paperback, 294 pages
1983, North Point Press
ISBN: 0865471185

This is an autobiography (or perhaps more of a memoir? Honestly, I’m not clear on the difference between the two, if any) that shares snippets of Beryl’s life on a horse farm in Africa and later her transition into pilot, which for women in that time was very rare. Being a female horse trainer was also rare and Beryl seems to have lead an extraordinary life for a woman in the mid-1900s. She was actually the first person to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean from East to West.

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