I wanted to get a feel for what Kenya was like early in the last century. I loved this book because Beryl made me feel that I was with her on her adventures. Beryl Markham's writing style is fluid and very easy to get lost in. She wrote in the style of her day, and so her sentence and paragraph structures are often rather long, but still totally enjoyable. The part of her story dealing with her greatest achievement, that is flying solo across the Atlantic from West to East, in my opinion is rather brief. However, I got what I came for and am thrilled with my purchase.
Adelaide, South Australia