M[agdalen] King-Hall

Life
1904-?; b. London; ed. St. Leonard’s School; author of The Diary of a Young Lady of Fashion; Gay Crusader; Lady Sarah, &c. IF2

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References
Desmond Clarke, Ireland in Fiction: A Guide to Irish Novels, Tales, Romances and Folklore [Pt. 2] (Cork: Royal Carbery 1985). lists I Think I Remember (London: Thornton Butterworth 1927), pp.252. [satire on English snob, who lands in Belfast]; Maid of Honour (London: Peter Davies 1936), 317pp. [Waterford, Cork, and London Elizabethan times; heroine mismatched to an Irishman; English Protestant viewpoint on ‘wild native Irish’]; Lord Edward (London: Peter Davies 1943), 291pp. [romantic biography; love for Pamela’; shows enthusiasm and knowledge of facts]; How Small a Part of Time (London: Peter Davies 1946), 292pp. [social climb of the Miss Lynches of Cabra House; immoral love affairs of Anglo-Irish and English (Clarke)]; Tea at Crumbo Castle (London: Peter Davies 1949), 221pp. [on the Blackwater; Lady Charlotte dies in suspicious circumstances; murder ... evictions ... suicide]; The Edifying Bishop (London: Peter Davies 1951),232pp.

Belfast Public Library holds 8 fiction titles incl. The Edifying Bishop [Frederick Hervey] (1951), and Lady Shane’s Daughter (1940); The Venetian Bride (1954), and 18th c. Story (1956).

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