ABOUT HER SECRET ROSE
WB Yeats forged a poetic career from his unrequited love for Maud Gonne, his unattainable muse, but as this novel says, “when looked at from the woman’s side of the bedsheet, most tales take a turning. And this one more than most.”
Delving deep into their 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.