Who Killed Honor Bright?

Who Killed Honor Bright? : How William Butler and George Yeats Caused the Fall of the Irish Free State

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In 2006 in the Guardian there was a photo of William Butler Yeats receiving the Nobel Prize, and he had exactly the same features as my father, an illegitimate child whose mother had been murdered. Her pseudonym was Honor Bright. The murder trial was held seven months later, and the police superintendent and magistrate, the alleged assassins, were both acquitted - although the public outcry made them both leave the country fast. During the trial G-Force detectives, led by David Neligan, spread rumours that Honor Bright was a prostitute. But we knew it was a lie.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 86 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 12mm | 277g
  • Southam, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 4th New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1909275077
  • 9781909275072
  • 2,042,297

Table of contents

A Buddha, hand at rest, hand lifted up that blestA Sphinx with woman breast and lion pawAnd right between these two a girl at playThe Three Old RascalsThe Tyrants that SpatOedipus's Child Descends into the Loveless DustRuin, Wreck and WrackThe 'Legendary' Honor Bright
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Well that is an amazing story! It sounds ...like a thriller; names being changed, traces hidden and a murder! - Felix Leidner. It is very well written. Your claims are stunning. Have you considered sending it (and accompanying analysis of poems) to Roy Foster? - Padraig Yeates. Fascinating. I find the story you've told quite plausible for political and other reasons. Good luck with your work. It will be an uphill battle given the story's very controversial nature. I wonder what Prof. R. F. Foster, perhaps the most prominent Yeats historian, would say about this? - Professor Kerby Miller. I like it. Congrats on seizing the initiative and publishing books that challenge the consensus. - Kenneth Sheehy, PhD.
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About Patricia Hughes

Patricia Hughes holds BA (Hons) in German and MA in Politics.
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