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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Lucie Kay, 'Mrs Meeker'

Anyone who follows the amazing story of the supposed haunting of Borley Rectory will have been surprised by the continuing facts being ferreted out by the indefatigable Richard Morris.

At the time I write, I hear that the book's launch is likely to be around Christmas time, so it is possible that this book, and the Bones of Borley will be published at around the same time.

After the new biography of Harry Price is published, there will, sadly, be little left of the reputatiuon of a man once greatly admired and respected.


A vampish Lucy Kay standing on the front
step of the offices of the London
Spiritualist Alliance, soon after being
seduced by Harry Price

Even now, new snippets are coming to light. A photograph of Kucie Kaye, who bore an illegitimate child by Harry Price during one of Harry Price's extra-marital affairs, has come to light. Written on the back of the photograph is the inscription 'First day at the ghost factory. Photo taken by HP.'. Lucie Kaye, who was german by birth, was usually introduced to all as his 'secretary' and she plays a big part in the initial 'haunting; of Borley Rectory. She turns out to be by far the most colourful player in the Borley Rectory saga, far more so even than Marianne Foyster. She had contacts high up in the Nazi party, which Harry Price used on several occasions to try to sell his book collection to the Nazi regime. She remained touchingly loyal to Harry Price throughout their lives.


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