WAITE, Terry. Footfalls in Memory. Reflections from Solitude. Hodder & Stoughton. 1995.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A very good copy.
First edition inscribed by the author "For Teresa and Patrick Happy Christmas 1995 Terry Waite."
"For the first year of Terry Waite's solitary confinement in Beirut he was given nothing to read. During those days not only did he write his autobiography in his head, but he also attempted to remember the books, poems and prayers he had read during his life.
Eventually his guards mellowed and he was given books. He received a wide variety ranging from Herodotus to novels.
Now, Terry Waite has collected together selections from the books he remembered, the books he received and the books he wished he had been given. This selection provokes memories of childhood, travels and captivity as he vividly recalls personal stories and anecdotes and as he takes the reader down the corridors of his memory."