The Lives of Beryl Markham

The Lives of Beryl Markham

by Errol Trezebinski
     
 
Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen's love story became the basis for the Oscar-winning film Out of Africa. Now, the author of Silence Will Speak reveals a twist in their relationship: Beryl Markham, one of the century's greatest free spirits, pursued Hatton in fierce competition. Photos.

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Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen's love story became the basis for the Oscar-winning film Out of Africa. Now, the author of Silence Will Speak reveals a twist in their relationship: Beryl Markham, one of the century's greatest free spirits, pursued Hatton in fierce competition. Photos.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A deft and intimate portrait of the aviator who made her pioneering transatlantic solo flight and wrote the popular West with the Night. (Mar.)
Library Journal
This well-researched, readable biography completes what might be called Trzebinski's trilogy of colonial East Africa (following Kenya Pioneers , LJ 4/1/86, and Silence Will Speak , LJ 3/15/78). Markham was born in 1902 to British parents and grew up on her father's farm in Kenya. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, Markham was raised a ``child of Africa.'' An accomplished horsewoman and pilot, she was an independent and sometimes difficult woman who never completely fit in with the British upper class. Her three marriages and numerous love affairs (notably with Denys Finch Hatton, Karen Blixen's longtime lover) are thoroughly documented here, as is the case against Markham's authorship of her memoir of her 1936 transatlantic flight, West with the Night . An upcoming film starring Geena Davis should make this excellent book a popular item for all collections. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/93.-- Diane Gardner Premo, SILS, SUNY-Buffalo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393035568
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.50(d)

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