Books: Aerodynamic Diana

WEST WITH THE NIGHT—Beryl Markham—Houghton Mlfflin ($3).

West With The Night is a tough, un even, undisciplined, sometimes remarkable, often annoying book—chiefly about Aviatrix Beryl Markham's experiences in the hot blue skies and green hills of Africa. Author Markham reveals herself as a self-made extravert, a museum sample of 20th-century primitivism at its simplest. Her harsh, keen story is a sort of Diana myth brought up to date.

Leopard By Her Bed. Beryl Markham came to the subtlest and most primal of continents when she was four, to a farm that was painfully hacked out...

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