By: Gillies, Midge

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xvi, + 384pp., line-drawn, double-page spread travel map. Unpaginated, b/white photographic halftone plate sections (various sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped (head and heel) spine. Plain burgundy coloured boards mildly bumped on foredge corners. Textblock edges slightly flecked, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, else very good. In May 1930, Amy Johnson, a typist from Hull, England, took off from Croydon Airport armed with a thermos flask and a packet of sandwiches to try to beat the world solo flying record to Australia. So began her life of adventure that only ended with her tragic loss in the Thames Estuary in 1941. This is her story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., List of Illustrations, Map, Preface, Prologue, 1/ Beginnings. 2/ Australia. 3/ Celebrity. 4/ Flying Sweethearts. 5/ Alone Again. Epilogue. Notes. Sources. Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 795g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.


Author Name: Gillies, Midge

Categories: Aviation, Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2003

ISBN Number: 0297829823

ISBN Number 13: 9780297829829

Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾"

Seller ID: 013319

Keywords: Biography, Aviators, Pioneer Aviation, Female Pilots, Great Britain, Solo Flyers, Johnson, Amy (1903-1941), Gillies, Midge