A beach day just isn’t a beach day without a good book to dip into.
In Fly Girl, Amanda Epe gives us a window into her experience as a British Airways air steward in the late 1990’s, both in general and as a black steward; she talks about how she felt working in the industry at a time when it wasn’t the norm to see a black person doing the job.
We get to delve into some of her interesting travel experiences, alongside some of her ‘work politics’ and how she chose to handle it all and persist with her career.
From spilling scalding hot coffee on a posh customer (not that being posh makes any difference), to being informed she would be traded for camels during a solo Mount Sinai trip in Egypt, you will find something interesting amongst her stories, whilst sipping cocktails on your beach of choice.
So you’re not interested in the work of air stewards, that’s fine, you might still enjoy this memoir if you are the least bit interested in travel.
If you’re a quick reader you’ll probably finish the book in a day.
It’s a fairly light, quick and easy read, simply written and not too bulky to pack in your suitcase!