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Winged Odyssey: The Flying Career of Mary du Caurroy, Duchess of Bedford

£28.00

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Published 1993 by Air Research Publications. Paperback. Slight bowing of the cover. Otherwise in good condition throughout. Foreword by the Marquess of Tavistock.

Mary du Caurroy, Duchess of Bedford, wife of the 11th Duke took her first flight in 1926 at the ripe old age of 61. Years later, in 1937 she took off on a solo flight and was never seen again.

The Duchess of Bedford, a surgical nurse and radiologist, skilled angler, crack shot, and yachtswoman, took up flying in 1926 when past the age of 60. The following year both Mary and her trusted pilot Charles Barnard set off in her Cirrus Moth biplane both around Britain and abroad, later flying with her crew of two from England to India and back in seven-and-a-half days in 1929. She disappeared in 1937 on a routine solo flight over the flooded Fens.

In 1985, twenty Pere David deer were re-introduced to China, from the original herd of 18 preserved from extinction and maintained at Woburn by Mary and the 11th Duke in the late 19th century. The entire world herd is now descended from that colony of eighteen animals.

A fascinating account of what a woman (albeit a very privileged one!) achieved long before the days of 'girl power'.

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Author(s):
Curtis, Lettice
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1871187192
ISBN-13:
9781871187199
Number of pages:
258
Publisher:
Air Research

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Published 1993 by Air Research Publications. Paperback. Slight bowing of the cover. Otherwise in good condition throughout. Foreword by the Marquess of Tavistock.

Mary du Caurroy, Duchess of Bedford, wife of the 11th Duke took her first flight in 1926 at the ripe old age of 61. Years later, in 1937 she took off on a solo flight and was never seen again.

The Duchess of Bedford, a surgical nurse and radiologist, skilled angler, crack shot, and yachtswoman, took up flying in 1926 when past the age of 60. The following year both Mary and her trusted pilot Charles Barnard set off in her Cirrus Moth biplane both around Britain and abroad, later flying with her crew of two from England to India and back in seven-and-a-half days in 1929. She disappeared in 1937 on a routine solo flight over the flooded Fens.

In 1985, twenty Pere David deer were re-introduced to China, from the original herd of 18 preserved from extinction and maintained at Woburn by Mary and the 11th Duke in the late 19th century. The entire world herd is now descended from that colony of eighteen animals.

A fascinating account of what a woman (albeit a very privileged one!) achieved long before the days of 'girl power'.

Author(s):
Curtis, Lettice
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1871187192
ISBN-13:
9781871187199
Number of pages:
258
Publisher:
Air Research

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