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Patricia Hughes BA (Hons) MA is an independent scholar who lives in the UK.

After a first degree in German from Leeds University she became a language teacher and read for an MA in Politics.

For two years she was a Research Associate at Birmingham University Department of Modern History, working with Dorothy Thompson (wife of E P Thompson who wrote “The History of the English Working Class”). There she transcribed the diaries of Anne Lister (1791-1849) leading to Gentleman Jack: Anne Lister’s Secret Diary for 1817. Lately she has been researching her own family since discovering that her father was W B Yeats’ illegitimate son, according to Ancestry’s ThruLines DNA service. At the University of Florence, Italy she was asked to write “W B Yeats’ “Leda”, Her Murder, and Why He Abandoned His Son.

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