Harold Fry

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Summary

Winner: New Writer of the Year – Specsavers National Book Awards 2012

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.

Jim Broadbent has starred in a huge range of films, from British favourites including Bridget Jones and Hot Fuzz, to Hollywood blockbusters such as Moulin Rouge, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and the Harry Potter films. In 2001 he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Iris. Most recently he starred as Denis Thatcher opposite Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady.

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  • Book 1

    • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gentle but engaging

    • By Ms on 17-06-12

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542

    When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for 20 years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, ‘Even though you’ve done your travelling, you’re starting a new journey, too.’

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A joy to listen to this

    • By mollyeyre on 06-11-14

    Regular price: £21.99