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.


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05 December 2014

This was not the sort of book I would usually select, but I found it a thoroughly good read. The “hero” Harold is just an ordinary rather grey man who decides on a whim to do something extraordinary. Throughout his journey layers of his life story unfold and perceptions of past events change. I wanted to start reading for pleasure again and this was for me an ideal start. I would recommend this book as a thoughtful and gentle read.


07 November 2014

I thought the book was good and very enjoyable. The journey at the begging was very descriptive but near the middle it seemed that the author was running out of time and skimmed a big part of the journey. I like the character and got to know him very well through his journey.

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