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Unlikely pilgrimage of harold fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

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Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn¿t seen or heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then, as happens in the very best works of fiction, Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. And thus begins the unlikely pilgrimage at the heart of Rachel Joyce¿s remarkable debut. Harold Fry is determined to walk six hundred miles from Kingsbridge to the hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed because, he believes, as long as he walks, Queenie Hennessey will live. Still in his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold embarks on his urgent quest across the countryside. Along the way he meets one fascinating character after another, each of whom unlocks his long-dormant spirit and sense of promise. Memories of his first dance with Maureen, his wedding day, his joy in fatherhood, come rushing back to him¿allowing him to also reconcile the losses and the regrets. As for Maureen, she finds herself missing Harold for the first time in years. And then there is the unfinished business with Queenie Hennessy. A novel of unsentimental charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise¿and utterly irresistible¿storyteller.

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Literatuur & Romans
Aantal pagina’s
272
Uitgeverij
BLACK SWAN
Laatste editie
24 juli 2012
ISBN
9780552779043 , 9780812993295
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Gelaagde pelgrimstocht

door: Lies DK 1 like
Geef mij een verhaal over een oude man, en ik ben doorgaans tevreden. De Onwaarschijnlijke Reis van Harold Fry, geschreven door Rachel Joyce, leek dan ook op mijn lijf geschreven. Harold Fry is namelijk een gepensioneerde Engelsman. Jackpot. Op een dag ontvangt Harold een brief van een vrouw die...

Our 'stories' colour our world

door: Wendel de Boer
A story about real people, real life, action and reaction. On how we all have our own stories, which sometimes prevent us from seeing what's actually happening and on how to see miracles in the ordinary. But I also feel the book remains a bit superficial and - if you've read a lot - the 'big...

highly recommended!

door: Sigried 1 like
I have been avoiding this book for a long time, because it seemed like yet another story about an old man who does odd and unexpected things. Although this is exactly what the book is about, I'm glad that I gave it a try. I genuinely loved and enjoyed it from its immediately heartwarming and...

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