Brenda Maddox has written several award winning books, most notably Nora: A Life of Nora Joyce which won the Silver Pen Award for Non Fiction and A Married Man: A life of D.H.Lawrence, which won the Whitbread Prize for biography. She is a regular contributor to the Observer, New York Times Book Review and the BBC. Brenda Maddox lives in west London and Wales.
George's Ghosts a new life of W.B. Yeats (Picador)
A unique biography of one of the 20th century’s literary giants. Brenda Maddox examines the virtually unknown occult adventure of Automatic Script practised by Yeat’s much younger wife, George, in the early years of their marriage. The poet’s childhood and the influence of his mother are explored before the mature Yeats, his public career in Ireland and his sexual rejuvenation are examined in relation to the triumph of his later poetry.