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The Infinite Air Kidman couldn t produce a poor paragraph if she tried to and this is a narrative that I have to say it takes wing New Zealand HeraldThe rise and fall of the Garbo of the skies , as told by one of New Zealand s finest novelistsJean Batten became an international icon in s A brave, beautiful woman, she made a number of heroic solo flights across the world The newspapers couldn t get enough of herIn , she broke Amy Johnson s flight time between England and Australia by six days The following year, she was the first woman to make the return flight In , she made the first ever direct flight between England and New Zealand and then the fastest ever trans Tasman flight Jean Batten stood for adventure, daring, exploration and glamourThe Second World War ended Jean s flying adventures She suddenly slipped out of view, disappearing to the Caribbean with her mother and eventually dying in Majorca, buried in a pauper s grave Fiona Kidman s enthralling novel delves into the life of this enigmatic woman It is a fascinating exploration of early aviation, of fame, and of secrecyFiona Kidman is a Dame and an OBE for her services to New Zealand literature


10 thoughts on “The Infinite Air

  1. says:

    This is a very interesting biography of Jean Batten, the NZ pioneer aviator famous in the 1930s for breaking the women s record for a flight from England to Australia She was a very talented musician could have pursued a career as pianist graceful also as a dancer as well as apparently being very beautifu


  2. says:

    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 aunderstanding and compassionate way than some of thejudgemental depictions of her in the pa


  3. says:

    When Jean Batten is a young girl she only has one wish, she wants to fly That thought never leaves her, when she s 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 ch


  4. says:

    This novel about Jean Batten is an exploration 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 example of a skilled writer who uses her craft to best advantage The language is authentic of the period, and there is a


  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this fictional version of the life of New Zealander, Jean Batten who was a pioneering aviator.I think the book was originally published in 2013, but through Netgalley and Aardvark Bureau, I was given the chance to read a forthcoming UK edition in exchange for an honest review.There are many d


  6. says:

    To my shame I knew little about Jean Batten, New Zealand s most celebrated aviatrix from the early days of flying This excellent novel from acclaimed NZ author Fiona Kidman is a wonderfully compelling fictionalized biography, meticulously researched, accurate as far as I can tell, anyway and fleshed out by Kid


  7. says:

    Really enjoyed this Audio book the telling of the life story of Jean Batten, a New Zealand pilot who succeeded in both achieving and breaking solo flying records in the 1930 s and 40 s, before the onset of war put an end to her career..Although a non Fiction biography, which has obviously been well researched,


  8. says:

    3.5 Stars Audibook.A great adventure story to listen to Quaint Kiwi pre 1930s sensibilities in the narration This novel is a fictional recount of the life of New Zealand early aviator Jean Batten and her quest to fly her small plane from the UK back to NZ She s depicted as quite a selfish Miss, looking for funds


  9. says:

    Fiona Kidman s The Infinite Air, however, is a most interesting novel By fictionalising the exploits of Jean Batten, New Zealand s record breaking aviatrix, she has created a captivating novel which if Wikipedia and the bibliography at the back of the book are anything to go by is a faithful account of Batten s l


  10. says:

    This was my first chance to try out NetGalley, and what a book to begin with The Infinite Air is the story of aviatrix Jean Batten, who broke records as a woman pilot in the 1930 s Her life of struggle, both financially and in the male dominated world of aviation, is beautifully told by the talented Fiona Kidman B


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