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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.
I am amazed at the skill Beryl had with the pen, let alone the accomplishments she achieved in her life. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Rafael Hoyos
Her writing could be set to music. Africa, as it was, and will never be again.Published 9 days ago by joyce thomas
I purchased this book because of an interest I have in aviation and because I had read on this site that Ernest Hemingway had glowing praise for this author. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Dominic M. Defrank
West with the Night evokes a clear picture of life in Africa in the 1930s along with the striking adventures of Beryl Markham. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Gannon Dorothy
I loved this book! It's an interesting biographical story of a really interesting woman who lived life on her own terms at a time when very few women did that. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
A little bit shabby not too bad for the price. Love this book.Published 24 days ago by Mary Whitesides