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
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