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A Passion for speed : The daring life of Mildred, the honourable Mrs Victor Bruce

A Passion for speed : The daring life of Mildred, the honourable Mrs Victor Bruce
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S0004341262 092 Bru
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ISBN 9780750983662
Call Number 092 Bru
Author Smiddy, Paul
Title A Passion for speed : The daring life of Mildred, the honourable Mrs Victor Bruce
Place of production Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2017
Contents note 1.Living the Novel: Rescue from the Brigands -- 2.Petre and Williams: A Potent Genetic Cocktail -- 3.Pressures of an Edwardian Girlhood -- 4.Finding a Lover in Post-War England -- 5.The Need for Speed: Edwardian Motoring, Brooklands and Meeting Victor -- 6.Victor: Family and Fame -- 7.Monte and Marriage -- 8.No Housewife This: Montlhery and Breaking Motoring Records -- 9.Woman on a Mission: Fairy Tale and Fact -- 10.Departing England: Doing her Bit -- 11.Plenty of Sweat -- 12.Onwards to Japan -- 13.A Stout-Hearted Lady -- 14.The Last Lap -- 15.Arrival and Adulation -- 16.Stars in the Sky -- 17.Mildred, the Entrepreneur -- 18.The Restless Soul -- 19.More Pain for Mildred: An Eventful War -- 20.Epilogue.
Notes Mildred Bruce enjoyed a privileged upbringing that allowed her to search for thrills beyond the bounds of most female contemporaries. She 'borrowed' her brother's motorbike at only 15; she raced at Brooklands in the Twenties against the greats, and took a car 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle; she won the ladies' prize of the Monte Carlo Rally and succeeded in powerboat racing. Whilst Amy Johnson was receiving global acclaim for her flight to Australia, Mildred learned to fly, and 8 weeks later embarked on her round-the-world flight, the first person to fly from the UK to Japan. Captured by brigands, feted by the Siamese, Japanese and Americans, she survived several crashes with body and spirit intact, and became a glittering aviation celebrity on her return. A thoroughly modern woman, she pushed similar boundaries in her love life and later became Britain's first female airline entrepreneur.
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name Bruce, Victor
Subject Added Entry - Topical Automobile racing drivers Great Britain
Women automobile racing drivers Great Britain
Air pilots Great Britain
Women air pilots Great Britain
Genre Biographies
Catalogue Information 2000222828 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 2000222828 Top of page .