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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

on April 10, 2013

If you haven’t read this book yet, Do!

This is a beautiful, thought provoking and poignant story of what happens when one day you decide to embrace life. Harold Fry does just that, without really thinking about it all. After receiving a letter in the post from Queeny Hennessy one morning, he writes back and goes to the post box to send it off. Though his journey does not stop there. He carries on walking with the thought that if he walks, then Queeny will live longer. And so starts Harold’s walk to Queeny.

But this story is so much more than that. It is about loss and love and emotions and soldiering on even when ones belief in ones journey begins to wane. It is about support from unlikely places, from unlikely people showing the goodness inherent in most of us. That is not to say that there is not a little bit of ‘jumping on the bandwagon’ and basic human flaws showing themselves throughout but done in such a way that you can but only understand.

I loved this novel, I think it is well worth a read and just goes to show that you never know what is just around the corner, how we can be become so mired in our inability to change that one day, one just has to.

Read it, I don’t think you will be disappointed!

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One Response to “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce”

  1. Oh heavens, I totally loved this book. It is so unique and moving. ANd so well written – a total must read

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