In researching the prologue to my Yeats-Gonne series, which is told from the point of view of the fathers of … Read more
Each Friday, I publish an extract from my work in progress, currently Dancing in the Wind (Book 4 of the … Read more
Does Maud Gonne deserve a statue in Dublin? Some feminists believe so and want to see her recognized for her … Read more
Maud Gonne’s father, Tommy, was a Cavalry Major, which was how the English born Maud ended up living in Ireland, … Read more
There is a new online biography of Maud Gonne for children, created by Sophie Harkin for Lottie.com. Unfortunately, a few … Read more
The story has shifted to 1916. Maud and Iseult are living in Normandy, as the first world war wages and in Dublin, Irish freedom fighters have organized a botched insurrection. Many of their Irish friends and acquaintances were involved. This extract describes what happens when Maud Gonne hears of John MacBride’s Execution for his part.