‘Finding Santiago’ is a collection of stories from and about the Camino de Santiago.
The author’s name, Don Thomas, is a pseudonym and, interestingly, the story of how that pseudonym came about features in the book. ‘Don’ is a well-known, major contributor to the Camino Forum, having posted well over 5,000 comments on countless threads which have been of enormous help to both first-time and returning pilgrims. He contributes under the name of t2andreo.
He has volunteered at the Pilgrim Office in Santiago de Compostela each year from 2014-2019, a role he is as passionate about as he is about being a pilgrim.
There are 56 short chapters in the book – each chapter is its own complete story and each makes a compelling read. There are stories which will make the reader laugh out loud (especially those AFotC members who are also members of the Camino Forum; those members are well-used to the author’s contributions!), stories which will touch your heart, a story or two relating to feet (which shouldn’t be read whilst eating!) and there is even a story to shock.
The magic of the Camino is ever-present through the book. The reader will be – or perhaps not! – surprised by the number of Camino coincidences in the book – where the Camino provides – just when needed – and Camino Angels present themselves – just when needed.
It’s a wonderful read!
‘Finding Santiago’ was published in 2020 and is available from www.amazon.com, www.booktopia.com.au and www.goodreads.com in hard copy and ebook versions.