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The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller : An Australian's true story of adventure, danger, romance and murder - Carol Baxter

The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller

An Australian's true story of adventure, danger, romance and murder

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'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was held in connection with the shooting of an airline pilot.'

Petite, glamorous and beguiling, Jessie 'Chubbie' Miller was one remarkable woman ... flyer, thrill seeker, heartbreaker. No adventure was too wild for her, no danger too extreme. And all over the world men adored her.

When the young Jessie left suburban Melbourne and her newspaperman husband in 1927, little did she know that she'd become the first woman to complete an England to Australia flight (with a black silk gown thrown into her small flight bag, just in case), or fly the first air race for women with Amelia Earhart, or that she would disappear over the Florida Straits feared lost forever only to charm her way to a rescue. Nor could she have predicted that five years later she'd find herself at the centre of one of the most notorious and controversial murder trials in United States history. And this all began with something as ridiculously mundane as a pat of butter.

The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller is a spellbinding story of an extraordinary woman - an international celebrity during the golden age of aviation - and her passionate and spirited life.

About the Author

Carol Baxter is the author of many highly acclaimed books about fascinating people including An Irresistible Temptation, Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady, Black Widow and The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable, published in the United Kingdom and around the world. She lives in Sydney and is a fellow of the Society of Genealogists.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller:

    Until I saw this book I did not realize Chubby Miller was an Australian. It is well written. Carol Baxter made her come alive.
    Glenis

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    Prologue

    Part One: Hopes

    Part Two: Dreams

    Part Three: Nightmares

    Part Four: Resolutions

    Epilogue

    Author's note

    Notes

    Bibliography

    ISBN: 9781760290771
    ISBN-10: 1760290777
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 432
    Published: 29th March 2017
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3