Footsteps by Richard Holmes

Reading this charming and gripping book, I knew I had to share my feelings with my Bookie friends.

Richard Holmes is a chronicler of the routes taken by Roberta Louis Stevenson and a sweet-natured donkey “Modestine”, to Mary Woollstonecraft’s Revolutionary Paris to the Italian villages where Percy Shelley tried to cast off English morality and marriage. This is as far as I have read, but I can’t put it down. Footsteps shows how his biographies are wonderful reading adventures. This biography is an ardent retracing of  footsteps that may have vanished centuries before. Holmes is a sleuth tracking his subjects through time.

Join him!


Judy Patterson (in orange sweater) with Great Books council Leaders January 15 2016

Judy K. Patterson