Winifred Brown was a celebrated aviator of the 1920s and 30s most notably winning
the prestigious King’s Cup Race around England in 1930. She was already a County
tennis player, an enthusiastic hockey goal-
In 1932 she persuaded her mother Elsie to take a Booth’s Line cruise from Liverpool
to Manaus, about 1000 miles up the Amazon. It was a regular voyage, getting as far
up the river as an ocean-
A typescript describing their adventures was discovered while researching Win’s biography. Never before published and a treat for Winifred fans, characteristically quirky and a piece from an earlier age.
Yellow Waters by Winifred Brown
Thursday nights and Sundays are gala days in Iquitos, and really great occasions.
On these days the town’s one and only “tram” turns out. An ancient steam-
So life goes on in Iquitos, and when people die the relations sing over the body and feast all through the night, before putting it on the tram.
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