O Joy for Me!
What a delight! I loved the whole visionary feel of the book, including the Coleridgean exclamation mark in the title. Mr Davidson walk us so vividly into Coleridge’s Lake District, but also deep into the details of Coleridge’s unexplored Notebooks, offering strikingly fresh views of both. It’s wonderfully atmospheric, written with infectious enthusiasm, and beautifully illustrated throughout with both dreamy pictures and strictly practical maps.
Congratulations to Mr Davidson: I think he has genuinely added a new dimension to Coleridge scholarship. He has also inspired me to pull on my ancient walking boots once more!
Richard Holmes, author of Coleridge: Early Visions and of Coleridge: Darker Reflections