I'm on my 3rd reading of this brilliant little gem. Written by a true wordsmith, West with the Night is an education in both the eloquence of the english language and vibrant, imagination awakening storytelling. I've given multiple copies away as gifts, and get excited each time I get the opportunity to sit and read a few pages.
If you require further encouragement, go no further than Hemmingway's letter praising her writing saying:
"Did you read Beryl Markham's book, West with the Night? ...She has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer. I felt that I was simply a carpenter with words, picking up whatever was furnished on the job and nailing them together and sometimes making an okay pig pen. But this girl, who is to my knowledge very unpleasant and we might even say a high-grade bitch, can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves as writers ... it really is a bloody wonderful book."