Friday, August 22, 2014

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

 
Long listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2012 this is a beautiful story of self discovery and is sure to delight those who love a great character driven novel.
 
Harold Fry is a timid man who receives an unexpected letter from a former friend and colleague who is seriously ill and sets out with the intention of posting a reply.  This however is the beginning of Harolds journey, an unexpected 600 mile walk from Devon to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Completely unprepared for the journey, Harold starts on a journey of discovery meeting all types of people along the way, not really understanding why he started this journey but just knows he has to keep going and believes that somehow as long as he is walking his friend will continue to live. Meanwhile Harold's wife Maureen waits at home, at first angered by what she perceives as abandonment but evenutally remembers Harold as he once was and eveything he once meant to her.
Long listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2012 this is a beautiful story of self discovery and is sure to delight those who love a great character driven  novel.


 
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