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This review is from: Amy Johnson: Queen of the Air (Hardcover)
A secretary from Hull flying solo to Australia is bound to make a good story, but in the expert hands of Midge Gillies it makes a truly great one. These days we take international travel for granted, but this biography really brings back the wonder of aviation, and introduces us to the characters who shaped its fascinating history. Nobody could fail to be capitivated by the astonishing achievements of the redoubtable Miss Johnson. In this biography they are so recounted so well that one could be forgiven for thinking it an adventure novel. That is not to say this is not a scholarly work. The research is meticulous, bringing to light new evidence surrounding the aviatrix’s mysterious disappearance. I have not been this excited about a biography since Claire Tomalin’s award-winning “Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self”.