Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review: Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Circling the Sun is the story of Beryl Markham, a British-born Kenyan aviator, adventurer, racehorse trainer and author.

The book covers her childhood to her adulthood. Beryl was no ordinary woman. She was a complicated and libertine woman whose life was plague by numerous scandals. She, however, lived her life to the fullest and had more adventures than any woman from her time could have hoped for. Paula McLain also beautifully described Kenya and other parts of Africa. I hope to see them with my own eyes one day.

Beryl Markham

This is a wonderful historical book. A story that praises the accomplishments of an extraordinary woman in a time when there were no opportunities for the "weaker sex". Great read!

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