Miss Patternost was a teacher at Cosgrove Hall prior to World War II. Among her pupils were Simone Fitzwilliam, Cherie Mensier and Peggy Brown. She played jazz records for the three girls and encouraged them to 'make shapes in their heads'.[1] This exercise may have served as the foundation for the three girls to perform magic based on tactus vitae that extended their lives during and after the Luftwaffe bombing of the Café de Paris on March 8, 1941[2].

At one point after the war she left the UK and moved in with her friend Sadie Weintroub in a bungalow in Glendale, California.[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Moon over Soho
  2. Legge, C. (2015, February 27). Who Died in the Ballroom Blitz? Scottish Daily Mail [Glasgow, Scotland].