Sorry for my ignorance but I had no idea who Thomas Beckett was until I read the article in the Spec by Jeff Mahoney. This book was an easy and quick read about a man's life that seemed to be as full as one can get. I won't go into any specifics except to say I was kept interested by the fact a lot of his life was spent in Hamilton and he mentions many areas we are all familiar with. What I will say is thanks to a distant relative of his we have Beckett Dr. going up the hill and thanks to Beckett directly we still have the wonderful Dundas Valley. Oh, and Tom Thomson, that part will be etched into my mind for eternity.