The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Author: Rachel Joyce

This was a self-bought book on a recommendation by a friend.  

The book tells a funny, charming and very engaging story about pensioner Harold Fry who one day sets off to post a letter and ends up embarking upon a 627 mile walk from Kingsbridge to Berwick.

As a character Harold is timid and sweet yet strong and very tolerant of others.  Harold is really easy to connect with and associate to in many ways.  The story is one of self discovery, forgiveness, change and love.  Upon opening the book we are welcomed into Harold’s world and join him on his journey where we witness how he overcomes life’s hardships, helps others and rediscovers life.  The story ends well with a great plot twist i was not expecting, which produces a great understanding of the story as a whole.

The book is worth a read, its an easy going light book and would suit most readers.

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