THE LIVES OF BERYL MARKHAM. Beryl Markham, Errol Trzebinski.


Out of Africa's hidden free spirit and Denys Finch Hatton's last great love. Pp. xx+396, 32 plates, notes, references, bibliography, index; med. 8vo; qr. blue/grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, cream papered boards; dust wrapper; edges of leaves lightly foxed; W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 1993. U.S. edition, second impression. *'A woman of captivating presence whose affairs scandalized Kenya, Beryl Markham became famous after her pioneering transatlantic solo flight in 1939.... She was married three times, and her affairs were legion: among her lovers were Edward Prince of Wales and his brother the Duke of Gloucester. It was speculated that the latter had fathered her son. But for Markham the Royals were passing affairs compared to her passion for Finch Hatton, whom she pursued for nine years in fierce competition with Karen Blixen' [wrapper blurb]. Item #158149

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