Bird

Bird: Three extraordinary flights. One extraordinary woman

Hardback Published on: 30/03/2023
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Synopsis

Tracey Curtis-Taylor is renowned as one of Britain’s foremost female adventurers – but she had to fight against the odds to make her dreams come true. Paying homage to two historic aviators, Curtis-Taylor made headlines all over the world with three epic flights in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane, from Cape Town to Goodwood, Farnborough to Australia, and across the USA. But it didn’t come easy. With searing honesty and breathtaking detail, Bird tells the remarkable personal story of how she overcame extreme adversity to complete her three remarkable journeys. From cheating death twice and saving her crew from a firing squad to overcoming a bitter campaign waged by a male-dominated aviation industry; from her relationship with a mysterious French spy to the shocking secret that drove her family apart. This is the action-packed, inspirational story of a woman who fulfilled her high-flying ambitions, was brought crashing down to earth in more ways than one, yet still survived to tell the tale.

  • Publisher: Mirror Books
  • ISBN: 9781915306173
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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