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albeit she is reticent about parts of her life such as her mother abandoning her as a child and the many love affairs she had
on 18 July 2017
I felt a real affinity with this book as Kenya is the background to our family, and this should show the "real" Beryl Markham as it is her autobiography, albeit she is reticent about parts of her life such as her mother abandoning her as a child and the many love affairs she had. These things must have affected the woman she became. However, as I had already read Circling the Sun, her biography written by Paula McClain, I found contradictions in Beryl's life that had me frequently checking between the two books - very irritating.!! For instance - where did her father go after leaving Kenya for the first time - Peru or Cape Town?; was Markham her second or first husband? Surely the facts in West With The Night must be the correct ones?