Collection: Beryl Markham

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Beryl Markham (1902-1986) was born in England, but grew up in East Africa. She apprenticed as a trainer and breeder of racehorses and in the 1930s became an African bush pilot. In 1936, she became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. She is now primarily remembered as the author of her memoir, West with the Night.