'Impossible to put down' TIMES
'Life-affirming delight. A comic pleasure' WOMAN AND HOME
'Profoundly moving' RICHARD MADELEY
OVER 4 MILLION COPIES SOLD. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE STARRING JIM BROADBENT AND PENELOPE WILTON
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.
'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
MISS BENSON'S BEETLE BY RACHEL JOYCE IS OUT NOW. HER NEW NOVEL, MAUREEN, IS PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER 2022.
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.
Uplifting, funny and delicate
At times almost unbearably moving.
A brilliant and charming novel: full of comic panache yet acute and poignant.
one of the most moving, uplifting, inspiring novels I've ever read
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