Friday, 24 April 2015

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The “Unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry” is about an older married couple who have an ordinary life and who have feelings and thoughts inside them of the kind we all have. Regrets, and a certain view of the way things were and are, have been with them for years. A letter from someone Harold once knew sets him off on a physical and emotional journey across Britain whilst his wife Maureen goes through her own journey at home. 

This is an allegorical tale of ordinary lives given an alternative perspective through a simple mechanism of a journey undertaken. Whilst sad in places, it has positive theme and reminds the reader that contentment is as much a matter of how you interpret the life events as anything which has a more external reality. I would recommend this book.

Review by Linda McCulloch

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