Interviews and appearances

Interviews and appearances

Edward Thomas Literary Festival 2021

Sunday 3rd October 2021: 2pm, Bedales School.

Edward Thomas and the nature of Hope

Who was Hope Webb? She haunts Edward Thomas’s love poetry and some of his prose. But while biographers have documented their relationship, Hope herself has remained an enigmatic figure, her character something of a mystery.

Charlotte Peacock has uncovered new material about Hope Webb and her family — including photographs and lines of verse Edward Thomas wrote in her album.

In this talk, she builds a clearer picture of the eighteen-year-old girl Edward Thomas fell in love with during his stay in Minsmere, in 1908. Adding fresh insight into the episode, she discusses its influence on his writing and deconstructs his image of the woman Hope became after their relationship was abruptly ended:

”They have told me she is now a schoolmistress. I see her sad and firm with folded hands.”

A Return to Nature, Edward Thomas, 1909.

Book tickets for the talk over on the Edward Thomas Lit Fest website. It’s available digitally too.

And check out all the other speakers. There are some fascinating talks scheduled.

The Living Mountain Conversations: Jenny Sturgeon talks to Charlotte Peacock

In Episode 4 of The Living Mountain Conversations, Jenny Sturgeon talks to Charlotte Peacock. They discuss the process of researching and writing a biography, the Scottish Renaissance, feminism in the early 20th Century and Nan Shepherd’s working and walking life. 

Listen to the podcast on apple.

Listen to the podcast on spotify.

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour: Jenni Murray talked to Charlotte Peacock about what inspired the writer, Nan Shepherd, on 14th December 2017.

Download the podcast.

Suffolk Book League

Talk and signing on Wednesday 5th December 2018.

Hexham Book Festival

Talk and signing on Sunday 6th May 2018 at 12.30 pm.


In conversation with Alison Lumsden to explore the life and writing of Nan Shepherd, recently featured on the Scottish five pound note and a brilliant novelist, poet and nature writer, as well as also one of the first women to graduate from the University of Aberdeen. Charlotte Peacock’s Into the Mountain: A Biography of Nan Shepherd, which The Scotsman described as ‘an admirable work’ and ‘a necessary book’, was published in November 2017.

Book signing: 5.30pm, May Tent, King’s Lawn

Venue: Linklater Rooms

Friday 10th November

Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow



Thursday 9th November

Lunchtime: Waterstones, Perth

EveningInto the Mountain: A Life of Nan Shepherd in St Andrews

Toppings Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG

Doors open at 7.40pm.  Start time 8pm.

Tickets available here


Wednesday 8th November

Evening: Waterstones, 128 Princes St, West End, Edinburgh EH2 4AD. Charlotte Peacock will be talking to Erlend Clouston.


Tuesday 7th November

Lunchtime: Waterstones, 69, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness IV2 3PR

Evening: Moira Forsyth will be talking to Charlotte Peacock about Into the Mountain at Grantown Museum in the Cairngorms National Park on the evening of 7th November. Tickets cost £5 and include wine and nibbles and are available from The Bookmark bookshop on Grantown’s High Street – pop in or call 01479 873433. The Bookmark, Grantown on Spey.

Read Chris Townsend‘s description of the event.


Monday 6th November

Live from Aberdeen studios on Monday Nov 6th 3-4pm, Charlotte Peacock will be interviewed on the Janice Forsyth show, BBC Radio Scotland.

Evening: Waterstones, 3-7 Union Bridge, Aberdeen, AB11 6BG