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Gentleman Jack The Early Life of Miss Anne Lister and the Curious Tale of Miss Eliza Raine By Patricia Hughes
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Two 13-year-old schoolgirls pledge undying love, marry in secret and promise to live together when they leave school. But nothing works out as planned. This true story of Georgian England shows how... More > money, skin colour and social background create discord for two young women. Anne Lister and Eliza Raine were both born in 1791. Anne was from the poorest branch of a long- established landed family and regarded herself as a boy. She wrote journals from the age of fifteen until she died, and filed all her letters in date order, including Eliza's. Her papers were hidden away until recently and are now stored in Halifax Archives, England.< Less
Gentleman Jack: Anne Lister's Secret Diary for 1817 By Patricia Hughes
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"I propose from this day to keep an exact journal, to accustom me to set a due value on my time." For Gentleman Jack - Anne Lister - 1817 marks the end of many ambitions, and the start of... More > the rest of her life. Her true love is gone forever; she knows she is an 'oddity'; and she has no money.She returns to live quietly with her aunt and uncle. But slowly her life begins to change.< Less
An Analysis of Selected Poetry by William Butler Yeats between 1918 and 1928 By Patricia Hughes
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Selections from William Butler Yeats' poetry revealing an autobiographical account of his sudden heart problem and severe depression. Both my father and I loved poetry; we quoted it to each other all... More > the time.He had racks of it on his bookshelves and delighted in showing me the beauty and honesty of the mere arrangement of words. When I began to systematically read the later poetry of William Butler Yeats I was looking for the story of his extra-marital lover, a young Catholic woman who gave birth to his first beloved son. But she was murdered and he had to abandon his son. I found everything I was looking for right here in the poetry.< Less
William Butler Yeats and the Murder of Honor Bright By Patricia Hughes
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A photograph of William Butler Yeats reminded me of my father. On closer examination the eyes, chin, cheeks, mouth, forehead and hair were the same. The shape of the nose was the same, and the lips... More > and the Adam's apple. Wikipedia said that Senator William Butler Yeats, the poet, had heart troubles in early June 1925 that caused him despair and deep depression. June 9th 1925 was was when my grandmother was murdered near Dublin...< Less
Who Killed Honor Bright? By Patricia Hughes
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William Butler Yeats had an extra-marital lover, Lily O’Neill or Honor Bright, from 1918 to 1925. Garda Superintendent Leopold Dillon murdered her on orders from Kevin O’Higgins, Minister... More > of Justice of the Irish Free State. George, Senator Yeats’s wife, reported falsely that Lily was a Republican spy. O’Higgins wanted to restore credence in the Free State, which would otherwise have been reclaimed by the British due to maladministration. Afterwards a bogus trial was concocted outside the court circuit by Chief Superintendent David Neligan, at which Lily was reinvented as a prostitute to conceal Yeats’s affair and son, and hide the involvement of Free State officials. On the strength of false evidence the jury unanimously acquitted the assassin after three minutes deliberation.< Less

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