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The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

September 15, 2012 04:38PM
A lovely book this.
Harold Fry, a quite unimpressing man, goes to post a postcard and while on his way decides to deliver it by hand. His pilgrimage starts in Kingsbridge and leads him to Berwick upon Tweed. On his way he enjoys nature, meets interesting and uninteresting people and most of all, evaluates his life. His relationship with his wife and son, his friendship with Queenie (the woman towards whom his journey leads) and most of all himself.

The style in which it is written is wonderful, and it is almost impossible not to feel for the lead character. I am now about half through the book and half through Harold's journey. And while Harold is walking, his wife Maureen (who is left at home, without quite knowing why her husband of many years is walking this insane route) makes a journey of her own.
I love it so far. It makes you smile, and yes, it makes you cry.

If you enjoyed Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, you should definitely give this one a try.

The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Karen ASeptember 15, 2012 04:38PM

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Mari A.September 24, 2012 06:37PM


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