Talk of the Towns 5/13/20: Interview with Leonie Charlton, author of Marram

Producer/Host: Ron Beard

Interview with Leonie Charlton, author of Marram, published by Sandstone Press, 2020 about her trip with horses through the Hebrides

What led Leonie Charlton to take this trip?
What did she encounter in the way of flora, fauna and geology unique to the Hebrides?
What did she learn about the people, culture and history of the Hebrides?
What did Leonie learn about your relationship with your mother and how did you choose to remember her while on this journey?
What is Leonie Charlton’s writing process like?

Guest: Leonie Charlton, writer, Taynault, Scotland, author of Marram

Marram by Leonie Charlton, published by Sandstone Press in 2020, may be ordered via the following link to Book Depository (free shipping worldwide at the time of this posting)

For photos of Leonie Charlton’s journey through the Outer Hebrides, follow these links to two albums:

Hebrides photobook volume 1

Hebrides photobook volume 2

About the host:
Ron Beard is producer and host of Talk of the Towns, which first aired on WERU in 1993 as part of his community building work as an Extension professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant. He took all the journalism courses he could fit in while an undergraduate student in wildlife management and served as an intern with Maine Public Television nightly newscast in the early 1970s. Ron is an adjunct faculty member at College of the Atlantic, teaching courses on community development. Ron served on the Bar Harbor Town Council for six years and is currently board chair for the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, where he has lived since 1975. Look for him on the Allagash River in June, and whenever he can get away, in the highlands of Scotland where he was fortunate to spend two sabbaticals.