Terry Castle: ‘Joe’ Carstairs, the ‘fastest woman on water’, 5 March 1998
Show More The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric Story of ‘Joe’ Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water by Kate Summerscale.
Fourth Estate, 248 pp., £12.99, August 1997, 1 85702 360 9Show More
“... When an American newspaper disparaged her pet, Lord Tod Wadley, as ‘an absurd manikin’, her patience ran out.Escape came dramatically. In 1933 Carstairs spotted an advertisement for Whale Cay, a tiny island in the British West Indies thirty miles north-west of Nassau and ninety miles east of Miami. After visiting and chatting with its two residents ...”