WINGED ODYSSEY. The biography of Mary, Duchess of Bedford.
Mary du Caurroy, Duchess of Bedford, wife of the 11th Duke took her first flight in 1926 at the ripe old age of 61. The following year both Mary and her trusted pilot, Charles Barnard, set off in her Cirrus Moth biplane around Britain and abroad. Her Moths took her around Europe, to Jerusalem and Petra, The Gambia and the Canaries, and finally across the Sahara until,in 1937 she took off on a solo flight and was never seen again.