women we should know/ beryl markham

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

women we should know


Originally published in Woman Pilot • January/February 2000

Against Prevailing Winds – The Remarkable Life of Beryl Markham


By Jackie Kruper

West with the Night, the autobiography that introduced me to the extraordinary woman, Beryl Markham, chronicles her Kenyan childhood and her historic, solo flight across the Atlantic from east to west. Her captivating memoir details exciting adventures and aviation exploits; it provides insights into her philosophies and general outlook on life. Beryl’s precise observational skills are concisely translated into ornate prose; yet there are no revelations of the “private” self. Was this intentional? Through additional reading and a journey to Kenya, I began my search to learn more about this enigmatic, complex, multi-faceted woman.
Beryl Clutterbuck was born in Leicestershire, England in 1902. By 1904, the British government was offering large tracts of land to lure…

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  • Edward-David Ruiz  On February 19, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Thanks for introducing us to Beryl Markham, a reminder of Amelia E? All’s well and soggy our here, but we must continue to smile. Best to all of you yonder, and God bless. e/s

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