Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham Paperback – 4 Oct 2011
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An extraordinary story.--John Skow
An extraordinary story. --John Skow
An extraordinary story. --John Skow"
Lovell manages to pinpoint and dissect the essential character of an elusive and unconventional adventurer.
An engrossing biography of a legendary beauty and achiever who lived fully her 84 years.
[Lovell] has a genuine affection for her subject. This makes fascinating reading about a woman whose feats would be difficult to duplicate.
About the Author
Mary S. Lovell began writing in 1980 after a broken back forced her to take a sabbatical from a successful business career. Her first major biography was the international bestseller Straight on till Morning, a life of the intrepid aviatrix Beryl Markham. Since then she has built upon her reputation with a succession of acclaimed biographies, the research for which involved travel all over the world. She lives in Gloucestershire.
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The author Lovell's exhaustive research puts this controversy to rest in my mind. She reveals more than expected or dreamed of regarding her much admired, subject -a fearless pilot, animal lover, horse trainer- a tall beautiful woman , promiscuous, exotic, rude, hated by some- loved by many- a beloved personality .It is an unexpected thrill for the biographer and Beryl to finally meet in Kenya in 1986. The book was written in 1987.
It is told with all this author's attention to detail and personal involvement with the subject of the biography.