The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry


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.

Harold Fry is the most ordinary of men. He just might be a hero for us all.

Our Review

"The Letter that would change everything arrived on a Tuesday."

I received this book as part of a book fairy campaign to celebrate the upcoming film. I had heard a lot about this book over the years so I decided to read it before the campaign started. I can honestly say that The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is one of the best books I have read. 

Harold Fry lives an ordinary life until the day he receives a lettter from an old friend with some terrible news. Harold writes her a letter in reply and leaves his house to post it. When he reaches the post box though he decides to keep walking...all the way from Devon to Berwick-Upon-Tweed.  

"Tell her Harold Fry is on his way.All she had to do is wait. Because I am going to save her, you see. I will keep walking and she must keep living." 

Harold meets some unnusal characters along the way but the most extraordinary person we learn about is Harold himself. Harold is walking to heal his friend but along the way he also begins to help himself. It was a beautiful and heartwarming story and I loved it. 

"I don't know how you came up with it. But maybe its what the world needs. A little less sense, and a little more faith." 

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is just what I needed. 

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