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There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city. There is silence after a rainstorm, and before a rainstorm, and these are not the same. There is the silence of emptiness, the silence of fear, the silence of doubt. There is a certain silence that can emanate from a lifeless object as from a chair lately used, or from a piano with old dust upon its keys, or from anything that has answered to the need of a man, for pleasure or for work. This kind of silence can speak. Its voice may be melancholy, but it is not always so; for the chair may have been left by a laughing child or the last notes of the piano may have been raucous and gay. Whatever the mood or the circumstance, the essence of its quality may linger in the silence that follows. It is a soundless echo.Born in England in 1902, Markham was taken by her father to East Africa in 1906. She spent her childhood playing with native Maruni children and apprenticing with her father as a trainer and breeder of racehorses. In the 1930s, she became an African bush pilot, and in September 1936, became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Born Beryl Clutterbuck in 1902, she moved from England to Kenya with her father when she was just a girl of five. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Richard C. Reynolds
Fantastic life! Amazing writer. One of my best reads this year.Published 3 days ago by Priscilla U.
A classic piece of Africana set in the Golden Age of Kenya, when men were men and Markham was the woman they wanted. Read morePublished 4 days ago by mark vaz
I thought the book was very interesting and so well written. Loved the phrasing and composition , " whoever wrote it" did a great job.Published 11 days ago by bonnie j. morse
Adventure from a woman who lived it. When flying was for hero's. Get this for your daughters.Published 17 days ago by KLR Bugeater
A gripping read, filled with exploits of a woman a century ahead of her time.Published 23 days ago by Bessie M. Carnahan
The authorship of Beryl Markham's magnum opus is disputed, but having read a memoir by her contemporary (though they didn't know each other) Mercedes de Acosta, I myself have no... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Mimi Herrmann
It is so very interesting to read what adventurous women have done! A great book.Published 29 days ago by ld246
About as pretty of a book as I have ever read. Markham understands and articulates beautifully.Published 1 month ago by Shane Cross