In researching the prologue to my Yeats-Gonne series, which is told from the point of view of the fathers of … Read more
Does Maud Gonne deserve a statue in Dublin? Some feminists believe so and want to see her recognized for her … Read more
Each Friday, I publish an extract from my work in progress, currently Dancing in the Wind (Book 4 of the … 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.
It’s Friday Fiction here on the blog, so I’ll be blogging Dancing in the Wind, Book Two in the Yeats-Gonne Trilogy here with weekly extracts in the Friday Fiction slot.
I’m thinking of opening Dancing With The Wind with one of Maud Gonne’s fiery political speeches.
Question: Would you read on if this was what you found in the first pages of a book?
Excerpt from: Dancing In the Wind: Chapter 3 The story so far: Having rejected, and been rejected by, the poet … Read more
As you know, I’ve been writing a film script for a while, Dancing In The Wind, based on the strange love … Read more
What I do Send you copies of my books as I finish them, for you to read and hopefully enjoy. … Read more