An unusual Flight path

When Ann Tilbury went to work for Flight magazine as its picture librarian, it opened up to her a life in aviation she could never previously have imagined

It was one of those unexpected turning-points that proves life-changing. One day in early 1957, Ann Tilbury’s mother saw an advertisement in the Evening Standard for a job with London-based publisher Iliffe & Sons. She thought it would be ideal for her daughter, so she cut it out and pinned it to Ann’s pillow, accompanied by a covering letter. “Why on my pillow?” says Ann. “Because I was out enjoying myself and when I got it, I signed the letter and went to sleep.”

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