The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

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The critically acclaimed, Sunday Times and international bestseller, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2012: 'A magical, moving and uplifting tale about a man's journey across England and into his own heart.' - Deborah Moggach.
Rachel Joyce is the Specsavers National Book Awards New Writer of the Year 2012.

 
The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

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 save someone else's life.

'The odyssey of a simple man, original, subtle and touching'. - Claire Tomalin
'From the moment I met Harold Fry, I didn't want to leave him. Impossible to put down.' - Erica Wagner, The Times

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"Uplifting, funny and delicate" - Jon Stock, The Daily Telegraph

"A brilliant and charming novel: full of comic panache yet acute and poignant." - Spectator

"Wonderful" - Guardian

"a gorgeously poignant novel of hope and transformation" - Oprah Magazine

"A tender, funny debut about second chances and regained love as a man takes to the road on an unusual quest." - Marie Claire

"Compelling and truly wonderful. It made me laugh out loud at times and brought tears to my eyes. There are sentences that are just brilliant and well observed." - David Headley, Goldsboro Bookshop

"Harold Fry is infuriating, hilarious and completely out of his depth, but I held my breath at his every blister and cramp and, felt, as if by turning the pages, I might help his impossible quest succeed. Marvellous!" - Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

"From the moment I met Harold Fry, I didn't want to leave him. Impossible to put down." - The Times

"A delightfully original and engaging debut." - Rebecca Frayn

"I loved this book. I loved its purity, its brutality and unerring honesty. I don't think I have read such richly composed metaphors before. They are like shooting stars glittering across each page. I can't believe this is her first novel- I wait with bated breath for her next." - Natascha McElhone

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Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry, Perfect and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into 34 languages. Rachel Joyce was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' in December 2012 and shortlisted for the 'Writer of the Year' 2014.

She is also the author of the short story, A Faraway Smell of Lemon and the forthcoming short story collection, A Snow Garden & Other Stories and a new novel for 2016, The Music Shop. She is the award-winning writer of over 30 original afternoon plays and classic adaptations for BBC Radio 4.

Rachel Joyce lives with her family in Gloucestershire.

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