Cash for Honours
The papers on John Arthur Maundy Gregory , a flamboyant homosexual who exploited his ownership of a nightclub and a hotel of ill-repute to obtain damaging information about dozens of society figures in the 1920s and 30s - so said MI5 as recently as 2006!
A gay British theatre producer - nothing unique in that - and political, fixer is best remembered for selling honours for Prime Minister David Lloyd George.
He leased a house called Vanity Fair located on Thames Ditton Island to actress Edith Rosse and her husband in 1920, and then moved in with them the following year. After Rosse separated from her husband in 1923, Edith and John continued to live under the same roof in a platonic relationship.
2 parts Thames Ditton Gin
Zest of a pink grapefruit
Mix and strain into a cocktail glass poured over crushed ice