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  • Published: 17 January 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529177190
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

The uplifting and redemptive No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller




The film tie-in edition of the international bestseller, including new interviews with Rachel Joyce and the production team.

*Soon to be a major film written by Rachel Joyce, award-winning author of the internationally bestselling book.
*Directed by Hettie Macdonald (Normal People)
*Starring Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent with Penelope Wilton

Harold is an ordinary man who has passed through life, living on the side lines, until he goes to post a letter one day...and just keeps walking.

'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

  • Published: 17 January 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529177190
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

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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