The extraordinary stroy of 'Joe' Carstairs, the fastest woman on water The Sunday Times bestseller
KATE SUMMERSCALE is the author of the number one bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and adapted into a major ITV drama. Her first book, the bestselling The Queen of Whale Cay, won a Somerset Maugham award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread biography award. Her most recent book is Mrs Robinson's Disgrace. Kate Summerscale has also judged various literary competitions including the Booker Prize. She lives in London.
She was crazy and brave and her story is jaw-droppingly amazing ...
Great stuff * Val Hennessy, Daily Mail *
A wonderful account of a truly extraordinary life * Mail on Sunday *
A biography that sparkles with enthusiastic research and empathetic writing * Sunday Times *
A small jewel of a biography * The New Yorker *
A fascinating, hilarious and deliciously subversive book * Literary Review *