Cover of: The queen of Whale Cay | Kate Summerscale Read Online
Share

The queen of Whale Cay

  • 135 Want to read
  • ·
  • 81 Currently reading

Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Whale Cay (Nichollstown and Berry Islands District, Bahamas),
  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Carstairs, Joe, 1900-1993,
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Biography,
  • Lesbians -- Biography,
  • Motorboat racing -- Great Britain -- History,
  • Whale Cay (Nichollstown and Berry Islands District, Bahamas) -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementKate Summerscale.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsCT9991.C37 S96 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL343867M
ISBN 100670880183
LC Control Number98002806

Download The queen of Whale Cay

PDF EPUB FB2 MOBI RTF

Apr 06,  · "The Queen of Whale Cay" is an absolute charmer from start to finish. Looking for a little slice of forgotten history to while a way some time? This is the book for you. Read more. 9 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. J. Mertens. out of 5 stars Eccentric Biography/5(19). May 02,  · Buy The Queen of Whale Cay: The Extraordinary Story of 'Joe' Carstairs, the Fastest Woman on Water by Kate Summerscale (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(51). Get this from a library! The queen of Whale Cay. [Kate Summerscale] -- British eccentric Marion "Joe" Carstairs was a world-class speedboat racer, heiress to the Standard Oil fortune, ruler of her own Caribbean Island--and a cross-dressing lesbian. During the permissive. KATE SUMMERSCALE is the author of the number one bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction , a Richard&Judy Book Club pick and adapted into a major ITV lfcmalta.com first book, the bestselling The Queen of Whale Cay, won a Somerset Maugham award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread biography award/5(3).

Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Buy a cheap copy of The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric book by Kate Summerscale. British eccentric Marion Joe Carstairs () was a world-class speedboat racer, heiress to the Standard Oil fortune, ruler of her own Caribbean Island .. Free shipping over $ But when this great eccentric, born in , died at the age of 93, she was all but forgotten. We have Daily Telegraph journalist Kate Summerscale to thank for bringing Joe's story to light with The Queen of Whale Cay. Carstairs, who in the s held the record for the fastest female speedboat racer in the world, was quite an iconoclast. May 22,  · Her first book, the bestselling The Queen of Whale Cay, won a Somerset Maugham award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread biography award. Kate Summerscale has also judged various literary competitions including the Booker Prize. She lives in north London/5.

Editions for The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric Story of 'Joe' Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water: (Paperback published in ), Cited by: 2. By the s she had seen the battlefield and the barroom, found her identity as a heavy-smoking, tattooed lesbian, distinguished herself as a record-breaking speedboat racer, and become the self-fashioned ruler of Whale Cay, a small Bahamian island she purchased with her Author: Kate Summerscale. Read The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric Story of 'Joe' Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water eBook onlie. The book is wrote by Kate Summerscale. Kate Summerscale is the former literary editor for the "Daily Telegraph" and author of "The Queen of Whale Cay", which won the Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread biography award. Summerscale lives in London.4/5(3).