Rpt: Ep. 19 Carol Baxter “The Fabulous Flying Mrs. Miller’

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.

The young Jessie Miller 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 in 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.

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.Book cover

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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  1. Wow, what a woman Chubby Miller must have been. I can’t believe we don’t know about her. Sounds like a must-read romp.


  2. Read this on New Year’s Day – what a great story, and an amazing woman. Given most of her achievements were in the US I understand why we don’t know more about her, but what an exciting life! Loved it.


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