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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.
What a great book! So fascinating to read! Beryl Markham was an Amelia Earhart in the opposite direction--and successful, which is no doubt why she's less well-known. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Lady Lasky
one of the most well-written books I have ever read. Highly entertaining as well as educational.Published 5 days ago by Patricia Ann Wade
Loved both the story and the writing. Wow - to be able to write like that...Published 6 days ago by S. Louda
One of the finest books I've ever read. Her experiences were fantastic but her record of them sublime!!! Read it.Published 16 days ago by weeder
She had an interesting life. Okay.. it was amazing. Bit by a lion and chased by an elephant and that sort of thing. One of those books where the last page comes all to soon.Published 22 days ago by M. Daniels
I wished for more of a storyline, plot, or character development in this memoir, but it was still fascinating nonetheless.Published 22 days ago by Malinda