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- DescriptionA biography of 'Joe' Carstairs, a woman born in London who became a champion motorboat racer in the 1920s and her life as 'ruler' of an island in the West Indies where she built everything from schools to lighthouses and a deepwater harbour and her later life in Florida where she ran a steamship freightline and set up a chain of airports.
- PrizesWinner of Somerset Maugham Awards 1998 and Somerset Maugham Award 1998.
- Author(s)Kate Summerscale
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
- Date of Publication02/07/1998
- GenreBiography: Sport
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFourth Estate Ltd
- Out-of-print date04/10/2004
- Content Note16pp b&w halftones
- Weight180 g
- Width110 mm
- Height178 mm
- Format DetailsA-format paperback
- Edition StatementNew edition
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