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Leaving Earth On August 1, 1933, Two Young Women, the famous aviatrix Grace O Gorman and the inexperienced Willa Briggs, take off in a tiny Moth biplane to break the world flight endurance record Their plan to circle above the city of Toronto for twenty five days.So begins Leaving Earth, a haunting evocation of an era when heroic women defied the limitations of their sex by embarking on perilous ventures Sponsored by the Adventure Girl Almanac, Air Ace Grace and Willa soar above the city while below the Depression takes its toll and the shadows of the coming war lengthen But as the days pass, the women s ties to humanity fall away, and the growing intensity of their connection becomes as gripping as the perils that besiege them For the two pilots, there is no speech over the wind s rush, only an elaborate sign language in which they must invent the world anew All the while, the endurance test wears on, its outcome jeopardized by fatigue, weather, mechanical breakdown, and the lethal efforts of a saboteur. Best Read Leaving Earth [ By ] Helen Humphreys [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Imagine spending 25 days in an open cockpit being rained on, doing numbers one and two in a pot, and daily being sprayed with fuel In this book, two women do it Grace and Willa are aviatrixes during the depression years and they aim to break the world record for endurance Namely, Grace s husband s record They aim to spend 25 days circling the islands without...

  2. Helen Humpheries is one of my favourite writers because she bases her stories on facinating historical events My favourite would be The Hidden Garden..or maybe After Image The amount of research she does is incredible but it the event that grabs you In Leaving EArth she tells about two women aviators who set a record for circling Toronto Islands during the depression when endurance happenings were a phenomenum..perhaps becau...

  3. Absorbing read of a fascinating story about two female pilots attempting to beat a duration record Set in 1930 s Toronto with an intriguing backdrop of fortune telling and anti Semitism There aren t enough good things I can say about this book It ends on the perfect note.

  4. 232 pg Found in school, interested in b c planes and women assoc w planes

  5. Unique plot based on fact two women pilots try to set endurance record while flying in circles above Toronto in 1933 The read was as interesting and as boring as the flight While the women have to contend with apparently unanticipated storms,sporadic plane malfunctions, fatigue and hallucinations, they also have to worry if the project is going to be sabotaged by the jealous husband of one of the pilots Oh, and there s a smattering of lesbian confusion thrown in for good measure D Unique plot based on fact two women pilots try to set endurance record while flying in circles ...

  6. August 1933, Toronto, Ontario Grace O Gorman one the celebrity aviatrixes of the era wants to set an endurance flight record by circling Toronto Harbour for twenty five days non stop Willa Briggs, a less experienced pilot, is recruited be the second pilot.Humphreys uses language well, and creates an evocative picture of joys and hardships to the two women experience during their marathon flight The Toronto harbor is an evocative period setting Unfortunately, all of the characters the two pi August 1933, Toronto, Ontario Grace O Gorman one the celebrity aviatrixes of the era wants to set an endurance flight record by circling Toronto Harbour for twenty five days non stop Willa Briggs, a less experie...

  7. An interesting topic female aviators that does not receive the attention it deserves as there are many fascinating stories to relate The topic includes muchthan poster girl, Amelia Earhart, even though ...

  8. Story of 2 female pilots who attempt to break a continuous 25 days in the air record above city of Toronto, Canada How they endure the flight and refueling mid air is compelling Unforgettable story.

  9. Humpreys first novel, it is set in the 1930s is about an aviatrix who is trying to break her husband record by circling above Toronto for 25 days with the help of young assistant Interesting characters and setting.

  10. I loved the characters, the setting and the story Excellent book and a great fictional capture of herstory.