Circling the Sun
Score: 3.5
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Circling the Sun


  • Author : Paula McLain
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385677226


Circling the Sun Book Description :

Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, takes readers to Kenya in the 1920s, where the beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham tells the story of her life among the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in colonial East Africa--and the complicated love triangle she shared with the white hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Brought to Kenya as a small child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised both by her father--a racehorse trainer--and the native Kipsigis tribe on her father's land. Her unconventional upbringing transforms her into a daring young woman, with a love of all things wild, but everything she knows and trusts ...

Circling the Sun
Score: 3.5
From 3,700 Ratings

Circling the Sun


  • Author : Paula McLain
  • Publisher : Virago Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1844088308


Circling the Sun Book Description :

As a young girl, Beryl Markham was brought to Kenya from Britain by parents dreaming of a new life. For her mother, the dream quickly turned sour, and she returned home; Beryl was brought up by her father, who switched between indulgence and heavy-handed authority, allowing her first to run wild on their farm, then incarcerating her in the classroom. The scourge of governesses and serial absconder from boarding school, by the age of sixteen Beryl had been catapulted into a disastrous marriage - but it was in facing up to this reality that she took charge of her own destiny. Scandalizing high society with her errant behaviour, she left her husband and became the first woman ever to hold a professional racehorse trainer's licence. After falling in with...

Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun


  • Author : Paula McLain
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405511674


Circling the Sun Book Description :

A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 'Thrilling...sun-soaked, gin-fuelled...A totally absorbing and compelling read.' Richard & Judy The author of The Paris Wife takes us to the heart of another true story: set in 1920s colonial Kenya, Circling the Sun is about an unforgettable woman who lives by nobody's rules but her own. She was a daughter of Edwardian England, transplanted to Kenya as a young girl by parents who dreamed of life on an African farm. But by the time Beryl Markham was sixteen, that dream had fallen apart. Catapulted into a disastrous marriage, she emerged from its wreckage with one idea: to take charge of her own destiny. Circling the Sun takes us from the brittle glamour of the 1920s Happy Valley set, fuelled by gin and adultery, to the ...

The Paris Wife  Random House Reader s Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition

The Paris Wife Random House Reader s Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition


  • Author : Paula McLain
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345533616


The Paris Wife Random House Reader s Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition Book Description :

This new deluxe eBook edition features more than ninety additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text, which contain new illustrations and photographs, to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, which is sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere. “A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s—as a wife and one’s own woman.”—Entertainment Weekly A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affai...

West with the Night
Score: 4.5
From 65 Ratings

West with the Night


  • Author : Beryl Markham
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0865471185


West with the Night Book Description :

Describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic, east to west...

Circling The Midnight Sun

Circling The Midnight Sun


  • Author : James Raffan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-09-23
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443405867


Circling The Midnight Sun Book Description :

From seasoned traveller and bestselling author James Raffan comes a book that will transform the way we think about northerners and the north Over the course of three years, James Raffan circumnavigated the globe at 66.6 degrees latitude: the Arctic Circle. Armed with his passion for the north, his interest in diverse cultures and his unquenchable sense of adventure, he set out to put a human face on climate change. What he discovered was by turns shocking, frustrating, entertaining and enlightening. In Circling the Midnight Sun, Raffan presents a warm-hearted, engaging portrait of the circumpolar world, but also a deeply affecting story of societies and landscapes in the throes of enormous change. Compelling and utterly original, this is both an adv...

Too Close to the Sun
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Too Close to the Sun


  • Author : Sara Wheeler
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-04-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1588365999


Too Close to the Sun Book Description :

Denys Finch Hatton was adored by women and idolized by men. A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable stories in Out of Africa. Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer. Born to an old aristocratic family that had gambled away most of its fortune, Finch Hatton grew up in a world of effortless elegance and boundless power. Tall and graceful, with the soul of a poet and an athlete’s relaxed masculinity, he became a hero without trying at Eton and Oxford. In 1910, searching for novelty and danger, Finch Hatton arrived in British East Africa and fell in ...

Love and Ruin
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

Love and Ruin


  • Author : Paula McLain
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385691796


Love and Ruin Book Description :

The internationally bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the timeless subject of Ernest Hemingway in this story of his passionate, volatile third marriage to Martha Gellhorn, an ambitious, fiercely independent, beautiful blonde who became one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. In 1937, nervous but determined to succeed, Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War, and finds herself drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly—and uncontrollably—falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man already on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuo...

Straight on Till Morning  The Life of Beryl Markham
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Straight on Till Morning The Life of Beryl Markham


  • Author : Mary S. Lovell
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-05-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393342086


Straight on Till Morning The Life of Beryl Markham Book Description :

The New York Times bestseller: “Every page is filled with revelations, gossip and fascinating details about Markham.”—Diane Ackerman, The New York Times Book Review Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty. She trained race horses and had scandalous affairs, but she is most remembered for being a pioneering aviatrix. She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to make it from London to New York nonstop. In Mary S. Lovell’s definitive biography, Beryl takes on new life—vividly portrayed by a master biographer whose knowledge of her subject is unparalleled....