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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. This makes a great companion read with Beryl Markham s memoir West with the Night which is about growing up on a horse farm in colonial Kenya in the early 20th century At age four her mother left the family to return to England and Markham grew up with a lot of self reliance learning to do hard farm work and playing mostly with Masai tribal children She succeeded in becoming a successful racehorse trainer and later a bush pilot the precursor for her achievement in the 30s as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic from east to west The wonderful vignettes about key points and epiphanies in her life in t

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Ge 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 destinyScandalizing high society with her errant behaviour she left her husband and became the first woman ever to hold a professional racehorse trainer's licence. I haven t given my rare 5 star rating to a book in a long time but I am giving Circling the Sun 5 stars without any hesitation Paula McLain s fictionalization of the early part of Beryl Markham s life completely engrossed me I knew nothing about Beryl Markham before reading Circling the Sun but as told by McLaim she is a fascinating woman who grew up very unconventionally in early 20th century Kenya as the white daughter of a horse ranch owner It is a great story and the depiction of Beryl is fabulous It is such a risky venture to write a fictional account of a real historical figure There is so much room fo

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As a young girl Beryl Markham was brought to Kenya from Britain by parents dreaming of a new life For her mother the dream uickly turned sour and she returned home Beryl Circling the Epubwas 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 scour. Beryl Markham is a flawed character certainly probably as flawed as the real person that this fictional autobiography is based on and as flawed as most of us but I could not find a flaw in the way this story was told The writing from the first sentence describing her plane the one she flew across the Atlantic is mesmerizing and then moves to the unbelievable descriptions when she first arrived in Kenya as a little girl and in the days beyond simply beautiful writing I read an advanced copy and the publisher at the beginning reuests that you not uote anything until comparing to the final version so I won


10 thoughts on “Circling the Sun

  1. says:

    Paula McLain's latest novel narrating the life and times of pioneering aviator and horse racer Beryl Markham is labeled as historical fiction that transports readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s With that kind of a sales pitch you'd expect at least a halfway realistic portrait of the manners and social conditions of the times with than one token black character thrown in It is after all a novel set in Africa based o

  2. says:

    Beryl Markham is a flawed character certainly probably as flawed as the real person that this fictional autobiography is based on and as flawed as most of us but I could not find a flaw in the way this story was told The writing from

  3. says:

    The luscious writing of this novel will transport you to the dry rolling hills of Kenya and uench your thirst after a long drought I

  4. says:

    Paula McLain’s writing is so vivid and cinematic I felt I was right in the story rather than reading it In this book a fictional biography of Beryl Markham I could play alongside Beryl and her young companions be involved in training horses alongside Beryl and fly the Atlantic from England to the East coast of North America I could adventure on safaris rub elbows with royalty and experience the anguish and joys of love marriages and lov

  5. says:

    I haven't given my rare 5 star rating to a book in a long time but I am giving Circling the Sun 5 stars without any hesitation Paula McLain's

  6. says:

    Circling The Sun caught my eye with its beautiful cover first and foremost I had this book for so long now never got to it It was timeOh the chain of events Or sometimes also called fate or destiny right? I first read about Beryl Mar

  7. says:

    Until I was about to read Circling the Sun all I knew about Beryl Markham was of her record breaking voyage across the Atlantic in 1936Her extraordinary accomplishment I'm reminded that a person's accomplishment

  8. says:

    If you are thinking of picking up this book make sure you fall within one of the following categories1 People who love horses2 People who love reading about insipid love affairs3 People who enjoy colonialist attitudes and the complete erasure of the existence of the native populationUnfortunately since I don't fall within the thr

  9. says:

    This makes a great companion read with Beryl Markham’s memoir West with the Night which is about growing up on a horse farm in colonial Kenya in the early 20th century At age four her mother left the family to

  10. says:

    The Hook I liked the writing in McLain’s Paris Wife but not the subject After discussing it with my book group and meeting the author I liked it better but still the subject anything to do with Hemmingway was not for me Circling the Sun sounded much intriguing and I knew it was a better fitThe Line – The publisher has reueste

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