Three Extraordinary Flights
One Woman’s Remarkable Journey
Biography & Memoirs
Douglas Wight, Tracey Curtis-Taylor
French, German, Italian
Tracey Curtis-Taylor was raised in the wilds of British Columbia before returning to the UK. She is currently based in California. Tracey has collaborated with Douglas Wight on her book. Wight has been a journalist and writer for over 20 years and is the author or ghostwriter of fifteen non-fiction books, most recently Son of Escobar (Ad Lib 2020) an Amazon number 1 bestseller, The Bad Room (Harper Element, 2020), Into the Bear Pit (Arena Sport, 2020) and Against My Will (Harper Element, 2020).
Tracey Curtis-Taylor is renowned as one of Britain's foremost women-adventurers, but she had to fight against the odds to make her dreams come true. Paying homage to two historic female aviators, she made headlines all over the world with three epic flights in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane, from Cape Town to Goodwood in 2013, from London to Australia in 2015 and, two years later, across the USA, surviving a plane crash during the expedition.
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.