The Paris Wife

by Paula McLain

The New York Times bestseller 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 the notoriously hedonistic and gin-soaked Happy Valley set, Beryl soon became embroiled in a complex love triangle with the writer Karen Blixen and big game-hunter Denys Finch Hatton (immortalized in Blixen's memoir Out of Africa). It was this unhappy affair which set tragedy in motion, while awakening Beryl to her truest self, and to her fate: to fly.

The Paris Wife
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Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Type
book
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780345521316
ISBN-10
0345521315
Number of Pages
368
Height
203 mm
Widht
138 mm
Weight
331 g
Publication Date
November 27, 2012
Format
Paperback / softback
Categories
Fiction & Related items, Fiction: general & literary, Biography, Literature & Literary studies, Biography: general, Modern & contemporary fiction
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