“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
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Monday, July 27, 2009

In the path of famous footfalls

The streets surrounding the colleges gave way to warren-like passageways filled with cobblestone, bottle glass, and wrought iron work. We spotted the occasional gas lamp and flower baskets that dripped with pansies and geraniums. Dark and mysterious, the pedestrian byways of Cambridge were inviting, but where did they lead? Cambridge was indeed a town to wander. These were the same streets and turnings that Isaac Newton, Lord Byron, and Charles Darwin ambled down. Where would they lead?


willow said...

Fun to think you may be walking on the same streets as those legends.

Duchess of Tea said...

Sir, just wanted to stop by and let you know that you were once more part of my today's post, this time, I refer to you as "one amazingly charming man", hope you don't mind.


Emm said...

:o) I haven't visited Cambridge yet. I really should as I have been to Oxford three times already.

Maggie said...

Wonderful description- I want to go!