The Queen of Whale Cay by Kate Summerscale

cover of the book The Queen of Whale CayThe Queen of Whale Cay by Kate Summerscale
Genre: Biography
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Published: 1998
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Format: Hardcover
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No. of Pages: 256
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ISBN: 9780670880188
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Featured on the London Times’s best-seller list, a biography of Marion ‘Joe’ Carstairs, the fastest female speedboat racer of the twenties, describes her life as a wealthy and eccentric lesbian and unofficial ruler on a Caribbean island. — A biography of Marion Barbara (‘Joe’) Carstairs (1900-1993), the heir to the Standard Oil fortune who, in the 1920s, became a champion British speedboat racer and well-known eccentric. A cross-dressing, uncloseted lesbian, Carstairs left England in the face of unpleasant press following the famous ‘Well of Loneliness’ trial, and bought an island in the Caribbean, which she developed through her strong personality and where she entertained many famous celebrities and lovers such as Marlene Dietrich and the Duke and the Duchess of Windsor. Her constant companion was a little man-doll given to her as a gift, which she named Lord Todd Wadley.
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