The Queen of Whale Cay – Kate Summerscale


Joe Carstairs is a hidden hero of the Isle of Wight. She was known as the fastest woman on the water in powerboat racing of the 1920’s.


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The Queen of Whale Cay by Kate Summerscale

This book is the extraordinary story of ‘Joe’ Carstairs. Known as the ‘fastest woman on the water’ in powerboat racing. She was an openly gay female, who resided on the Isle of Wight in the 1920’s.