Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl

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Immediately compelling and action-packed, this carefully researched work of historical fiction introduces young readers to the childhood of the famous yet elusive Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo from England to North America. As in her debut novel, Prisoners in the Palace, MacColl propels readers into a multilayered story with an unforgettable heroine and evocative language that brings the backdrop of colonial British East Africa to life. A fascinating read for anyone with a thirst for adventure.

About Michaela MacColl

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Michaela MacColl studied multi-disciplinary history at Vassar College and Yale University, which turns out to be the perfect degree for writing historical fiction. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and three extremely large cats in Connecticut.
Published November 18, 2011 by Chronicle Books LLC. 264 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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MacColl notes that there is far more research about the Masai than the Nandi, so she often used Masai tribal customs - and Beryl herself often called the Nandi Masai.

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