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
“... holidays in New York and the Riviera to local beauties. No such scruples inhibited Father Julian Henshaw, the Firbankian priest Carstairs brought in from Capri to preside over the spiritual life of the island: on his merry way to drinking and fox-trotting himself to death, he delighted in pederastic idylls with his Whale Cay choirboys.As the years wore ...”