Daniel Fallon talks with Carly Newfeld on KSFR Last Word Podcast
The Last Word with Carly Newfeld on KSFR - November 11, 2021 with Daniel Fallon, author of "Love's Legacy: Viscount Chateaubriand and the Irish Girl"
Part memoir, part real-life mystery page-turner Love’s Legacy: Viscount Chateaubriand and The Irish Girl is as absorbing and confounding as our very own ancestry quest. Professor Emeritus Daniel Fallon turns his distinguished scholarly mind to his family’s stories handed down with wit and flourish over many generations. Dan, born in Columbia, South America knows that his heritage is Spanish and Irish, but is he also descended from the French romantic writer and legendary lover Chateaubriand? His research for Love’s Legacy began in the early 1990’s two decades before ancestral DNA tests became widely available making his quest one of travel and impeccable research to find century old records and documents. Most mysteriously, why did Chateaubriand, a man who kept legions of letters, never mention his apparent depth of friendship with Mary, the Irish girl at the heart of this mystery?