by Beryl Markham
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Biography that is refreshing, colorful and unexpected. The author's solo flight from England to America climaxes and ends the book, filling out the pattern that her life in Africa commenced. There is excellent and exciting detail of her childhood, as daughter of an Englishman who farmed, and raised horses, with African friends and servants, English neighbors, dogs, wild animals and horses the major part of her life. Her decision to train race horses and then -- flying. Using her plane for transport, for hunting elephants, led to adventure and friends. Finally -- the chance to fly the Atlantic. Awareness of her individual response to the country, keen perception of, and emotion for the things she loves, lift this above the usual (see what I did"" school. Nice going.

Pub Date: June 16th, 1942
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin