Simon Gough - Writer

The White Goddess: An EncounterSimon Gough is the author of The White Goddess: An Encounter

It is a mesmerising tale of love, lies and divided loyalties. Set between the magic of a bohemian Majorca and the horror of Franco's Madrid, it is a haunting evocation of a lost time and a distant place, dominated by the extraordinary power of Robert Graves, one of the 20th century’s greatest writers.

"He is Thomas Mann-like in his ability to pull you in by slowing down, so that you do not just imagine yourself there, on the veranda, savouring every moment of conversation as the moon rises over the cliffs and terraces of Deya." - TLS

"Impassioned, with all the intensive drama a youthful affair entails" - Guardian

"It makes the case for poets as necessary lightning rods for our passions" - Independent