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Katherine Alice Mercer

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 26 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5537
  1. Anna France

Born in Nantwich, Cheshire, and attending Howells School in Denbigh, Katherine Alice Mercer left school at 17 and spent a year in Germany, where, as a talented mezzosoprano, she spent her time learning piano, singing, and improving her German.

She returned earlier than planned, as Munich in 1938-39 was not the best place to be. She started an arts course at Edinburgh University …

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