West with the Night



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.West with the Night

Born in England, Beryl Clutterbuck Markham moved to a farm near the Great Rift Valley in Kenya then British East Africa with her family when she was four years old She spent an adventurous childhood among native Africans and became the first licensed female horse trainer in Kenya.She continued to be a non conformist and trailblazer in both her professional and personal lives, marrying several Born in England, Beryl Clutterbuck Markham moved to a farm near the Great Rift Valley in Kenya then British East Africa with her family when she was four years old She spent an adventurous childhood among native Africans and became the first licensed female horse trainer in Kenya.She continued to be a non conformist and trailblazer in both her professional and personal lives, marrying several times and having numerous affairs She also became an accomplished pilot, and was one of the first to fly solo and non stop across the Atlantic from east to west against prevailing winds on September 4, 1936.Her most famous book is the memoir West With The Night , which went out of print shortly after its publication in 1942, until it was rediscovered by a California restaurateur in 1982 and achieved new popularity upon republication in 1983, during the final years of her life

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  • Paperback
  • 294 pages
  • West with the Night
  • Beryl Markham
  • English
  • 01 December 2019
  • 0865471185

10 thoughts on “West with the Night

  1. says:

    This letter from Ernest Hemingway to Maxwell Perkins in 1942 sums up the book better than I ever could Did you read Beryl Markham s book, West with the Night I knew her fairly well in Africa and never would have suspected that she could and would put pen to paper except to write in her flyer s log book As it is, she has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer I felt that I was simp...

  2. says:

    Being alone in an aeroplane for even a short a time as a night and a day, irrevocably alone, with nothing to observe but your instruments and your own hands in semi darkness, nothing to contemplate but the size of your small courage, nothing to wonder about but the beliefs, the faces, and the hopes rooted in your mind such an experience can be as startling as the first awareness of a stranger walking by your side at night You are the stranger Beryl Markham was the first woman to fly solo o Being alone in an aeroplane for even a short a time as a night and a day, irrevocably alone, with nothing to observe but your instruments and your own hands in semi darkness, nothing to contemplate but the size of your small courage, nothing to wonder about but ...

  3. says:

    I was very pleasantly surprised at the magical prose and window into worlds of East Africa provided by this memoir Markham is an interesting historical figure for her achievements in aviation and adventuring For example, she was the first female bush pilot in the continent, the first woman to complete an East to West nonstop crossing of the Atlantic ending into a near crash landing in Cape Breton , and a legendary race horse trainer And she was a bit of a celebrity among the glitterati that I was very pleasantly surprised at the magical prose and window into worlds of East Africa provided by this memoir Markham is an interesting historical figure for her achievements in aviation and adventuring For example, she was the first female bush pilot in the continent, the first woman to complete an East t...

  4. says:

    This memoir was so lovingly written that I m going to have to reread it to fully appreciate it.Beryl Markham was born in England but moved to Kenya with her family when she was 4 She has amazing stories about surviving a lion attack, becoming a bush pilot, training racehorses, and flying solo across the Atlantic and she flew the difficult way, from east to west, against the wind She is my favorite kind of woman to read about she s tough and adventurous, but also romantic and sentimental I This memoir was so lovingly written that I m going to have to reread it to fully appreciate it.Beryl Markham was born in England but moved to Kenya with her family when she was 4 She has amazing stories about surviving a lion attack, becoming a bush pilot, training racehorses, and flying solo across the Atlantic and she flew the difficult way, from east to west, against the wind She is my favorite kind of woman to read about she s tough and adventurous, but also romantic and sentimental I listened to this on audio, which was narrated well by Anna Fields I also enjoyed her audio performa...

  5. says:

    4.5 Stars After reading Paula McLain s Circling The Sun I could not wait to readabout the adventurous life of Beryl Markham.Growing up in Kenya, this amazing and fearless lady was not only a wild animal hunter, horse trainer and accomplished pilot, she was also a great story teller and writerIMHOas evidenced in West With The Night.Skinning animals, running with the native hunting parties for wild boar, surviving a baboon attack in her room and a near death encounter with a lion are...

  6. says:

    2014 Oh, I am so very tempted to read this one again.Shall I do another book about flying Another book about Kenya So soon sigh I probably will give in to temptation because I loved this book beyond measure when I read it as a teenager and Hannah and Jeannette both confirmed my memory of how good it was.2017 So, I did read it again and, as Ernest Hemingway said, I wish you would get it and read it because it is really a bloody wonderful book For one thing, unlike some of Hemingway s 2014 Oh, I am so very tempted to read this one again.Shall I do another book about fl...

  7. says:

    To see ten thousand animals untamed and not branded with the symbols of human commerce is like scaling an unconquered mountain for the first time, or like finding a forest without roads or footpaths, or the blemish of an axe You know then what you had always been told that the world once lived and grew without adding machines and newsprint and brick walled streets and the tyranny of clocks You can be assured that this review will in no way be as well written as Beryl Markham s West with tTo see ten thousand animals untamed and not branded with the symbols of human commerce is like scaling an unconquered mountain for the first time, or like finding a forest without roads or footpat...

  8. says:

    Beryl Markham is someone who you would want to meet and study, I think This story is nuts, but at the same time, it lacks the pull of human relationships that generally carry me through a story People obviously read for different reasons, but for me it is relationships that pull me through a story not necessarily romantic relationships, you understand, but the way people interact Will they be friends Will they fall in love Will they betray each other There is none of that in this book, s Beryl Markham is someone who you would want to meet and study, I think This story is nuts, but at the same time, it lacks the pull of human relationships that generally carry me through a story People obviously read for different reasons, but for me it is relationships that pull me through a story not necessarily romantic relationships, you understand, but the way people interact Will they be friends Will they fall in love Will they betray each other There is none of that in this book, so it is not an obvious fit for me as a reader in that way It is, however, about a badass woman, who was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west.For the most part, people have such interesting lives I mean, even a person who lives the most normal, or the most domestic, life ever has some kind of story, something to say about life, something ab...

  9. says:

    Embarrassment of Riches noun idiomatic An abundance or overabundance of something too much of a good thing. The above perfectly encapsulates my experience of re reading Beryl Markham s stunning memoir The only caveat I d make is that the last part of the definition makes it sound like a bad thing, when in reality the plethora of d...

  10. says:

    Beryl Markham was an amazing woman, raised in Africa by her father after her mother tired of bush life and bolted back to England with Beryl s brother Without any womanly interference, Charles Clutterbuck was able to let his daughter get a proper education in the Kenyan bush, tearing around the countryside barefoot and toting a spear, hunting with the nearby Nandi people Hers was the world of hunting and horses with the odd bit of bookwork thrown in Beryl clearly worshipped her father, and th Beryl Markham was an amazing woman, raised in Africa by her father after her mother tired of bush life and bolted back to England with Beryl s brother Without any womanly interference, Charles Clutterbuck was able to let his daughter get a proper education in the Kenyan bush, tearing around the countryside barefoot and toting a spear, hunting with the nearby Nandi people Hers was the world of hunting and horses with the odd bit of bookwork thrown in Beryl clearly worshipped her father, and this is quite clear i...

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