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beforeThe author Fiona Kidman has created a beautifully written story which capturesauthor Fiona Kidman has created a beautifully written story which captures life f Jean Batten and her family and associatesI found myself drawn into the real history behind the book and it seems that is very well researched The bibliography at the end along with the Internet has meant that I have been drawn into this fascinating era Binary Sound (Boston, of the pioneersf early aviationThere were stages when I felt sorrow and respect for the central character However there were also parts Hidden (Otherworld Stories, of the story when I disliked the person It is for this reason that I think that it is a well written narrativeI will remember this book for the insight itffers into the social and gender issues which prevailed during this era in history I particularly liked the way the story explored the effects Led Astray of the depressionn those living in New ZealandI will certainly look Pieces of a puzzle out forther works by this author This novel about Jean Batten is an exploration Human Error of the pioneering New Zealand aviator and her life Fiona Kidman s writing flows seemingly effortlessly making it easy to read and is a fine examplef a skilled writer who uses her craft to best advantage The language is authentic Local Online Marketing of the period and there is a good balance between dialogue action and description The author portrays Jean Batten sympathetically while remaining true to the attitudesf the time about gender race and class Batten s will to succeed at flying is tremendous she s a true Kiwi heroine and role model I knew next to nothing about her before reading the book now I ve been enlightened about her life through this engaging story When Jean Batten is a young girl she Les grands vaincus de l'histoire only hasne wish she wants to fly That thought never leaves her when she s No 91 A Belfast Ghost Story older she still wants to be able to control a plane and be in the air Together with her mother she chases her dream She meets many different people and travels a lot When she finally has the chance to fly it s time to set records Jean Batten has a promising career until the Second World War ends what she loves the most Jean Batten is a talented woman who can do whatever she wants She can sing dance play the piano and is good at every subject at school She can do anything she sets her mind to Her mother is her biggest support She manages the finances and she makes sure there s enough money for Jean s flying lessons Jean has a chance to enter the worldf flying and to break records to Emarketing Excellence: Planning and Optimizing your Digital Marketing own a plane and to fly whenever she wants and wherever she wantsThe Infinite Air is a beautiful story about the lifef Jean Batten Jean is gifted and she s determined She The Infinite Air is a novel that brings together much that is known about the international aviation legend Jean Batten and through research letters radio excerpts brings her character and personality to life in a understanding and compassionate way than some Sound and Fury (Drake Chronicles, of the judgemental depictionsf her in the past views that hastened to depict her as a gold digger due to her adept success at raising the necessary funds to support her desire to break long haul aviation recordsShe was New Zealand s most famous aviator celebrated around the world in the 1930 s as she attempted record breaking solo flights from England to Australia and back Ecommerce Society onef the few who survived such daring escapades though sadly she would die in relative bscurity in Majorca Spain buried in a pauper s grave without anyone from her native New Zealand aware f the loss Dead Man Stalking (The Morganville Vampires, of this great female legendFiona Kidman brings the story back to Jean Batten s birth in Rotorua New Zealand in September 1909 and the symbolic reference and future inspirationf a photograph her mother pinned above her cot in 1910 f the French aviator Louis Bl riot the first man to fly the English Channel It was an image lodged early in her young mind and the seed f a passion that would consume her totally as a young adultJean Batten was the Queenie only daughterf the family with two Stolen Hearts older brothersne she was close to in childhood though the disintegration 101 Ways To Get More Customers From The Internet (Online Marketing Guides from Exposure Ninja Book 3) of the family when her mother could no longer support her husband s infidelities created a distance between between the siblings as well as the parents She would eventually lose contact. 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