Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham

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The New York Times bestseller: “Every page is filled with revelations, gossip and fascinating details about Markham.”—Diane Ackerman, The New York Times Book Review
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty. She trained race horses and had scandalous affairs, but she is most remembered for being a pioneering aviatrix. She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to make it from London to New York nonstop. In Mary S. ...

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Overview

The New York Times bestseller: “Every page is filled with revelations, gossip and fascinating details about Markham.”—Diane Ackerman, The New York Times Book Review
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty. She trained race horses and had scandalous affairs, but she is most remembered for being a pioneering aviatrix. She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to make it from London to New York nonstop. In Mary S. Lovell’s definitive biography, Beryl takes on new life—vividly portrayed by a master biographer whose knowledge of her subject is unparalleled.

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“Lovell manages to pinpoint and dissect the essential character of an elusive and unconventional adventurer.”
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An extraordinary story.— John Skow
John Skow - Time.com
“An extraordinary story.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393339154
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/16/2011
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 742,853
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary S. Lovell's best-selling biographies include Straight on Till Morning (Beryl Markham) and The Sisters (the Mitford family). She lives in England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Not Worth Your Time

    Lovell DID do a lot of research for this book. However, it seems that she used every scrap of notes in the book, much of the time using quotes. She needed a good editor. Usually with a book such as this, the author will be impartial. She was not, and showed this in her opinion the her subject authored books herself and was unjustly accused of having a ghost writer. Let the reader decide. Or better yet, don't read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Loved it

    Wanted to learn more about this remarkable woman

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

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    Definitive Autobiography

    Ms Lovell did a great job telling the whole story,separating the myths from legend from rumour.By having access to her files and pictures and her close friends and some not so close,she uncovered all the bits and pieces that made Beryl Markham who she was,the good the bad and the ugly.All in all she created an amazing book that covers her amazing life from birth to her unfortunate death in the hospital. This book fills in the bits that Beryls book "West With The Night" did not.And because this book was so well researched you could jump right into it after reading Beryls book and not miss a step or vice versa. A great,great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Great! Could not put it down!

    Proberly one of the best I have read in years. Very interesting and help to fill in the gaps from bios written about some ofthe people in the orbit of the incredable woman. I really got a feel for what she was really like. This book is well written and has astory feel to it and dosnt get bogged down and dreary like a lot ofbios are apt to do. Just woderfull

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