Excerpt from “The Three Old Rascals” taken from Who Killed Honor Bright by Patricia Hughes

Novel Writing Festival

February 2016 Novel Winner

Watch the transcript of WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT:

Get to know writer Patricia Hughes:

  1. What is your novel about?

The murder of Honor Bright at the behest of George, William Butler Yeats’s wife. Honor’s real name was Lily O’Neill. She was Yeats’s lover and had had his first son.

  1. Why should this novel be read by people?

Because this murder was carried out by the Irish Free State’s corrupt Minister of Justice and his recently established Garda Siochana, who organised a kangaroo court, silenced witnesses with fear of death, and produced false evidence to sway the jury to acquit the assassins.

  1. How would you describe this novel in two words?

True non-fiction.

  1. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

  1. How long have you been working on this novel?

For five years, or ten if you count from when I…

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