The Lives of Beryl Markham

Errol Trzebinski (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

A woman of captivating presence whose affairs scandalized Kenya, Beryl Markham became famous after her pioneering transatlantic solo flight in 1936.

Drawing on her own long association with Markham, as well as diaries, letters, and interviews, Errol Trzebinski unravels the complexities of one of the century's great personalities.

Markham's memoir, West with the Night, was rediscovered in 1983 and became an instant bestseller, though shadowed by rumors that Markham was not the actual author. Trzebinski here puts the question of authorship to rest, as she answers many other questions about Markham in this riveting true story of courage, rivalry, sexual intrigue, and revenge.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 1995
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31252-2
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 448 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“This is the true biography of Beryl Markham: knowledgeably researched, rich in detail, telling the secrets and playing out the dramas that were carefully concealed in the pages of West with the Night.” — James Fox, author of White Mischief

“Spun together with impressive skill.” — Elspeth Huxley, Weekend Telegraph

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