​A couple of years ago, I read a historical novel about Beryl Markham (Paula McLain's "Circling the Sun") and it piqued my curiosity about her, and made me eager to read her own account of her life. I finally did so this year, and I'm so glad I did, because she was a fascinating woman -- and boy, could she write. She writes vividly and evocatively, without any unnecessarily embellishment but incredibly beautifully nonetheless. This book is about her life growing up in Africa and learning to fly and the people she knew and it painted such a vivid portrait of a bygone era in far-flung places that by the end of the book, I felt like I was sitting next to her in her plane, soaring above the lands that she loved so much.

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