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.
Judy K. Patterson