The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Rachel Joyce

About this book

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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What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

Harold is a modern pilgrim on an epic journey that makes little sense to anyone but himself. His odyssey in yachting shoes across A-roads, through back gardens and via service stations has a noble mission at its heart and his journey will make new readers laugh and cry. This book was chosen by our 2014 volunteers as one of the 20 books they recommend to get people to love reading, which is why it’s on our list. We’d urge you to pass it on.