ABOUT HER SECRET ROSE
WB Yeats forged a poetic career from his unrequited love for Maud Gonne, his unattainable muse. But as this novel shows, “when looked at from the woman’s side of the bed sheets, most tales take a turning. And this one more than most.”
Delving deep into Yeats’ and Maud Gonne’s letters and journals, and those of their family and friends, Orna Ross has uncovered a story that is altogether more weird and wonderful than the poetic myth.
Packed with emotional twists and surprises, Her Secret Rose is a novel of secrets and intrigue, passion and politics, mystery and magic that brings to life 1890s Dublin, London and Paris and a charismatic love affair that altered the course of history for two nations.