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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

By Rachel Joyce | Paperback | 5 Review(s)

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When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking. To... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
15 Mar 2012
Author(s)
Rachel Joyce
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN-13
9780857520654
Dimensions
153mm x 234mm x 22mm
Pages
304
Format
Paperback
Release Date
15 Mar 2012
Author(s)
Rachel Joyce
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN-13
9780857520654
Dimensions
153mm x 234mm x 22mm
Pages
304

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Currently out of stock online, please contact your nearest store for availability

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Harold Fry has retired and is living a beige existence co-existing with his wife. When he receives a letter from an old colleague, telling him she’s dying, he writes back immediately. When he misses the mailman, he resolves to walk to the next village where there’s a post office - and he just keeps walking, away from his lonely loveless life and towards Queenie, his old friend. Along the way he discovers the kindness of strangers, the fickle nature of instant fame and ultimately how to live again before it’s too late. Quirky, charming and you’ll either love it or hate it.

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may be we should all just keep walking ...
15 May 2012 21:39:02 | Vicky Gyles

Sounds fascinating, having recently retired this strikes a cord, I could be tempted Thanks for the review I'll look out for the book
15 May 2012 21:55:17 | Lesley Mcintosh

A very romantic sounding storyline, but I immediately thought of the woman left behind (his wife) and thought 'She probably didn't even know that her husband was not satisfied with his life.
15 May 2012 22:28:00 | Liz Driver

Sounds definitely a little bit different .... which is really nice for a change .... will be reading this one very soon!
16 May 2012 08:08:19 | John Power

I like the look of all your current reviews Kerre but this book really sounds great. I'll have to make sure I get it. Keep up the great work.
16 May 2012 12:56:51 | Rachel Griffiths

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Was muttering under my breath what an ungrateful son they had, until... A fascinating look at how we see/ or dont see our own relationships.
16 May 2012 17:49:23 | Joanne Johansen

Sounds like my kind of book would love to curl up with this one and read!
18 May 2012 20:36:05 | Fiona Lemon

This looks a really quirky and interesting book - though I agree, I feel sorry for the wife left behind! Reminds me to make sure and check my man feels loved an connected! Journey books are always interesting, as they seem to reflect inner journeys - Where is this set, I wonder?
21 May 2012 15:02:07 | Frances Lowery

I love the sound of this book! About living in the moment and discovering what is important in life. Another book for my 'To Read' list.
22 May 2012 16:10:54 | Vicki Olsen

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15 Sep 2012
By Bronwen Phillips
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

This really sounds like my kind of story something that has it all, an uncommercialised story that is different and will prove to be a rewarding read that relates to all aspects of the emotions of human nature

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15 Sep 2012
By Bronwen Phillips
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14 Sep 2012
By Kathleen Emmerson
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The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry

This book starts off slow but draws the reader into the heart felt story. Written with a clear understanding of raw emotions and a life time of hurt feelings and misunderstandings. I felt compelled to keep reading as I wished Harold a happy ending, yes it has a lovely ending. Thoughly enjoyed this book.

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14 Sep 2012
By Kathleen Emmerson
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27 Aug 2012
By Kathleen Emmerson
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Harold Fry is an ordinary man full of self doubt however he discovers an inner strengh which takes him on an amazing journey. Harold examines his life in such a heart rendering manner, it is very moving and the raw emotions diplicted really draw the reader in to the story. An unusual story showing true love can withstand anything and ultimately grow stonger. I started reading doubtful I would finish but the story drew me in and I couldn't put it down.

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27 Aug 2012
By Kathleen Emmerson
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03 Jul 2012
By Tanya Borck
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harld Fry

I loved this boook. It got a wee bit long about 2/3 of the way through but that was easy to skim through. The story flowed well and the end was perfect. A good holiday book.

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03 Jul 2012
By Tanya Borck
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