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Female aviators

By psmiddy, Jun 16 2019 01:03PM

In a gap between receiving review copies I am reading Bess of Hardwick by Mary Lovell. I had no idea until I opened the book that she is the former wife of Cliff Lovell, the father of the British aircraft restoration industry. She claims to be an aviator herself, and has also written biographies of, inter alia, Amelia Earheart and Beryl Markham. I have not read either but have read Errol Trzebinski's Lives of Beryl Markham. She was the most interesting lady. I don't know if she ever met my heroine, the Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce, but if she had, they would have had much to discuss - men as well as aircraft!

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