West with the Night

Version: Unabridged
Author: Beryl Markham
Narrator: Anna Fields
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: April 2005
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Markham, Beryl

Beryl Markham is also the author of "The Splendid Outcast: The African Stories of Beryl Markham. "