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West with the Night by Beryl Markham
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Oct 25, 12

bookshelves: flight, biography, re-read
Read in January, 1984, read count: once

When I first read this book I loved it. And I could have sworn I could tell which parts had been writeen by Beryl Markham (a legend in her own time and mind) and which by her husband, whose name currently escapes me.

It was so beautifully written, I was positive that only a pilot could have written so well about the early days of flight.

For people who want to hold on to these dreams, do not read a biograph of Beryl. I'm not certain that she wrote any of it.

Of course, that does not detract from how beautifully it is written, for the most part. Maybe she is the one who wrote the boring parts and her writer-husband, by talking to her about flight, was able to translate to the page the wonders of it all.
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