Beryl Markham

Standard Name: Markham, Beryl


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Friends, Associates Isak Dinesen
Another local acquaintance (who, like Elspeth Huxley, left an account of white settler society in the future Kenya that was to some extent designed to counter ID 's version) was the future aviator Beryl Markham


4 September 1936: Beryl Markham left Abingdon in England by...

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4 September 1936

Beryl Markham left Abingdon in England by plane, heading for Canada. She crash-landed on Cape Breton Island nearly twenty-four hours later, and so became the first person to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic...

End of May 1942: Beryl Markham, horsewoman and aviator, published...

Women writers item

End of May 1942

Beryl Markham , horsewoman and aviator, published her memoir of her life in Africa, West with the Night, a work often compared with Out of Africa by Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) .


Markham, Beryl. West with the Night. North Point Press, 1983.