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The fabulous flying Mrs Miller : an Australian's true story of adventure, danger, romance and murder / Carol Baxter
Bib ID 7328344
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Baxter, Carol J, author
 
Description Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2017 
©2017 
xiii, 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781760290771 (paperback)
1760290777 (paperback)
Summary

The remarkable true story of a beguiling Melbourne housewife who in the 1920s seeks international fame, fortune and adventure as an aviator and finds herself as the central figure in a sensational American murder trial.

'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was held in connection with the shooting of an airline pilot.'..Petite, glamorous and beguiling, Jessie 'Chubbie' Miller was one remarkable woman ... flyer, thrill seeker, heartbreaker. No adventure was too wild for her, no danger too extreme. And all over the world men adored her...When the young Jessie left suburban Melbourne and her newspaperman husband in 1927, little did she know that she'd become the first woman to complete an England to Australia flight (with a black silk gown thrown into her small flight bag, just in case), or fly the first air race for women with Amelia Earhart, or that she would disappear over the Florida Straits feared lost forever only to charm her way to a rescue. Nor could she have predicted that five years later she'd find herself at the centre of one of the most notorious and controversial murder trials in United States history. And this all began with something as ridiculously mundane as a pat of butter...The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller is a spellbinding story of an extraordinary woman - an international celebrity during the golden age of aviation - and her passionate and spirited life...

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-410)

Subjects Miller, Chubbie.  |  Biography & True Stories.  |  Women air pilots -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Air pilots -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Australian
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