I bought this strange little book for Lady Magnon back in 1997.
I'm not really recommending it, because it's both badly written and badly constructed (sorry Ms Summerscale). However, if reading about a bizarre wealthy dare-devil lesbian is your thing, then this is the book for you. You'd certainly be surprised by the list of her famous lovers!
Joe Carstairs was one very strange woman. The 'doll' (dare I call it that?) on her shoulder is Lord Tod Wadley, her companion. She had his clothes made in Savile Row and his shoes made in Italy. He had his own set of golf clubs, a pistol, a bible, his own toys, and a working wrist watch. Nothing was too much for him.
Her adventures on Whale Cay are fascinating; and her whole life extraordinary. A true British eccentric. If you're interested, try your local library.
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I like the companion - he's rather cute, but I not sure I'll read the book, thanks.ReplyDelete
I think I could be an eccentric. Oh wait... :)
Look her up on Google; much better than reading the book!ReplyDelete
Fastest woman on water? The mind boggles...ReplyDelete
I like quirky. Off to google...ReplyDelete
That doll is ca-reepy! If they make a movie of her life then I'm outta here.ReplyDelete
Hi - do you remember my old friends Peter and Hazel Francis - Lady M will - well Peters father was Francis Francis - the second husband of "Joe" Carstairs mother and therefore half brother to Joe- her mother married four times - and Joe was from the first marriage. Peggy CullenReplyDelete
Yes, I do remember some of this, Peggy. Didn't Lady M meet Peter, at your sister's gaff? Small world, ain't it!ReplyDelete