"They were friends, they were lovers, they were, above all, parents to each other- she fatherly to him, he motherly to her. . . . Anna MacBride White provides an interesting account of her grandmother Maud Gonne, while A. Norman Jeffares, one of Yeats's biographers, gives an admirably detailed account of the intertwined careers of the famous pair; his annotations to the letters are all that a reader could wish."—The New York Times Book Review
Anna MacBride White is one of Maud Gonne's four grandchildren. She studied medicine at University College, Dublin, and currently lives in Dublin with her husband and four children. A. Norman Jeffares has taught at a number of universities and is the author of A History of Anglo-Irish Literature, W. B. Yeats: A New Biography; Yeats's Poems, and W. B. Yeats, A Vision and Related Writings.