Born in England in 1902, Markham grew up in East Africa. She apprenticed as a trainer and breeder of racehorses and in the 1930s became an African bush pilot. In 1936 she became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. Markham died suddenly in 1986.
A beautiful and evocative story that deserves to be ranked alongside Karen Blixen's OUT OF AFRICA - Time Out A poet's feeling for her land, an adventurer's response to life - New York HERALD Tribune