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  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552778091
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

The uplifting and redemptive No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller




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.

'Impossible to put down' TIMES'Life-affirming delight. A comic pleasure' WOMAN AND HOME'Profoundly moving' RICHARD MADELEYOVER 4 MILLION COPIES SOLD ____________________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.

Harold Fry is the most ordinary of men. He just might be a hero for us all.

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'A gorgeously hopeful book' OPRAH MAGAZINE

'A funny book, a wise book, a charming book . . . Harold Fry is just wonderful ... I love this book' ERICA WAGNER, THE TIMES

'The odyssey of a simple man, original, subtle and touching' CLAIRE TOMALIN

'One of the sweetest, most delicately-written stories I've read in a long time. One man's walk along the length of England to save the life of a dying woman . . . Philosophical, intriguing, and profoundly moving' RICHARD MADELEY

'Full of heart, laced through with wry wit. I loved Harold and Maureen and their separate journeys . . . A celebration of being alive, being human. Beautiful!' NIAMH CUSACK

'Tender and funny, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry shows that even our frailties can be uplifting and redemptive' EDWARD STOURTON

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RACHEL JOYCE'S NEW NOVEL MISS BENSON'S BEETLE IS OUT NOW.____________________

  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552778091
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, The Music Shop and a collection of interlinked short stories, A Snow Garden & Other Stories. Her books have been translated into thirty-six languages and two are in development for film.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Rachel was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards ‘New Writer of the Year’ in December 2012 and shortlisted for the ‘UK Author of the Year’ 2014.

Rachel has also written over twenty original afternoon plays and adaptations of the classics for BBC Radio 4, including all the Bronte novels. She moved to writing after a long career as an actor, performing leading roles for the RSC, the National Theatre and Cheek by Jowl.

She lives with her family in Gloucestershire.

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Praise for The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

One of the sweetest, most delicately-written stories I've read in a long time. One man's walk along the length of England to save the life of a dying woman. Each chapter describes a different encounter along the way, with a definite nod to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Philosophical, intriguing, and profoundly moving.

Richard Madeley, Foyles website

Uplifting, funny and delicate

Jon Stock, The Daily Telegraph

Uplifting, funny and delicate

Jon Stock, The Daily Telegraph

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