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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.
One of the most beautifully written books by an author with so many other remarkable talents. Her stories visually come to life and make you want to read more. Addictive!Published 8 hours ago by Carole Morris
Bought this for a family member. The story is FANTASTIC, however the Narrator, while she is highly favored by the industry, does not do the story justice. Read morePublished 8 days ago by 2boys0girls
beautifully written, engaging, feel like I went to AFrica in the 20ies and 30iesPublished 12 days ago by Gretchen Grey
West with the Night was the superb, quality read I remember from many years ago. However this copy lacked the photographs and Preface which added to the interest of the earlier... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jean Meredith
I can't believe I did not know about Beryl Markham. Her writing is superb. The story of her life was a wonderful story and shows how even in the beginning of the 20th century... Read morePublished 13 days ago by John J. Bailey
Absolutely outstanding book. Well-written history of an amazing life at an amazing time in history, by an amazing woman.Published 15 days ago by LISA ROBBINS