Kate Meyrick

1875-?1933; b. Kate Nason, Dun Laoghaire [Kingstown]; dg. of a doctor; ed. Alexandra College; mother of eight; became London club hostess and ‘madam’; lived in house occupied by Dryden and Edmund Burke in Soho; occasionally imprisoned in Holloway; memoir includes references to Michael Arlen, Tallulah Bankhead, Jack Buchanan, Joseph Conrad, Georges Carpentier, Norman Hartnell, Marie Lloyd, Jessie Matthews; Richard Tauber; Rudolph Valentino, et al.; issued Secrets of the 43 Club (1933; Parkgate Publ. 1994).

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