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Beryl Markham (1902–1986)

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Image credit: Beryl Markham circa 1930. Unknown author

Tekijän teokset

Yön yli länteen (1942) 3,602 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Avustaja — 412 kappaletta
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Avustaja — 192 kappaletta
The Dick Francis Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1989) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
Indiscreet Journeys: Stories of Women on the Road (1989) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
Nine Faces of Kenya (1990) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Horse Stories (2012) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Heart Shots: Women Write About Hunting (2003) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
The Literary Horse: Great Modern Stories About Horses (1995) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
Markham, Beryl
Virallinen nimi
Clutterbuck, Beryl (born)
Syntymäaika
1902-10-26
Kuolinaika
1986-08-03
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
UK
Syntymäpaikka
Ashwell, Rutland, England, UK
Kuolinpaikka
Nairobi, Kenya
Asuinpaikat
Ashwell, England, UK
Njoro, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Hollywood, California, USA
Ammatit
horse trainer
pilot
short story writer
memoirist
Suhteet
Dinesen, Isak (friend)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Beryl Markham was a British-born Kenyan who had several careers in her life, all of them adventurous. She was a record-breaking pilot in the pioneer days of aviation, and is best remembered today as the author of the memoir "West with the Night."

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BooksInMirror | 125 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 19, 2024 |
Older books reflect the values of the period when they were written, so yes, there is colonialism and hunting. But this memoir of Beryl Markham's life and adventures was so good. What an independent and amazing life. Highly recommend the audio version - I think the chapter with the horse race may be the best book segment I've heard.
 
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mmcrawford | 125 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 5, 2023 |
One of the several memoirs from 20th century British East Africa. I can see why Hemingway might have liked it, since he knew Ms. Markham and her friends, she was an adventurer, she was involved in big game hunting, and her writing has the same colonial class stiff upper lip essence mixed with attractive observations of bygone Africa that Hemingway was drawn to.
It is interesting to see Markham's view of Bror Fredrik von Blixen-Finecke. There is no mention of his wives (especially of his first wife, whose "Out of Africa" is a different and, for my money, more moving work), or of his womanizing and venereal diseases.… (lisätietoja)
 
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markm2315 | 125 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 10, 2023 |
Reason read: TIOLI, adventure, ROOT, alpha
I mostly enjoyed this memoir or autobiography by Beryl Markham. So impressive to have been an independent woman in Africa, trainer of race horses, and a pilot. Not in the ordinary sense of pilots nowadays but in a time when flying was relatively new and Africa quite wild. She flew alone, had her own business. She delivered and she scouted elephants for game hunting. I didn't like to hear about the hunting of the elephants but she really wasn't pro killing of elephants but did not see a reason not to get paid to scout them. The book title is from her last flight recorded in the book which was an effort to fly solo across the Atlantic, west with the night.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Kristelh | 125 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 24, 2023 |

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