The Lives of Beryl Markham by Errol Trzebinski

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A woman of captivating presence whose affairs scandalized Kenya, Beryl
Markham became famous after her pioneering transatlantic solo flight in

Drawing on her own long association with Markham, as well as diaries, letters, and interviews, Errol Trzebinski unravels the complexities of one of the century's great personalities.

Markham's memoir, West with the Night, was rediscovered in 1983 and became an instant bestseller, though shadowed by rumors that Markham was not the actual author. Trzebinski here puts the question of authorship to rest, as she answers many other questions about Markham in this riveting true story of courage, rivalry, sexual intrigue, and revenge.


About Errol Trzebinski

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Errol Trzebinski has spent over half her life in Kenya. She was a consultant on the film Out of Africa.
Published January 1, 1993 by William Heinemann. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Professional & Technical, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A biography that reluctantly digs the dirt--and there's an awful lot of it--on famed Kenyan-born aviatrix Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly the Atlantic and once the presumed author of the bestselling West with the Night.

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THE LIVES OF BERYL MARKHAM Errol Trzebinski (Norton, $27.50) Although the belittling subtitle of this biography identifies Beryl Markham as aviator ''Denys Finch Hatton's Last Great Love,'' the book itself dramatizes her more meaningful accomplishments.

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The Independent

It's a good enough claim to fame, but Beryl Markham did more than clear 'The Waterjump'.

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