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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - now the book club thread!

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dahlia Sun 07-Apr-13 20:45:09

This may have been covered elsewhere - sorry in advance if this is the case. I've just finished "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" and found it the most unusual and moving book. I'm sure other Gransnet members have enjoyed it too. It's a long time since I was moved to tears more than once by a book, which at the same time was also funny in parts. Has anyone else read it?

RachelJoyce Mon 03-Jun-13 13:59:13

Thank you, Gransnet, for inviting me to take part in your discussion, and for such thought-provoking questions. I've had a really lovely morning.

GeraldineGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 03-Jun-13 14:00:42

Thank you so much to Rachel for trekking all the way in from Gloucestershire to see us and for answering all those questions. We're VERY much looking forward to the new book!

j08 Mon 03-Jun-13 14:46:29

Very nice answers.

The new book sounds good too. #mykindofauthor. smile

hummingbird Mon 03-Jun-13 19:57:19

That was good! It's really interesting to hear what prompts a story, and how a writer goes about her business. Thank you, Rachel, and Gransnet, of course! flowers

Maggiemaybe Tue 04-Jun-13 19:32:15

What a good Q & A session. And I was delighted to find that Rachel/Rachel's mother hails from just up the road. I bet the Brighouse Echo hasn't picked up on that one! Thank you. flowers

Fid Fri 07-Jun-13 16:40:41

A beautifully written whimsical story that grew from ordinary beginnings to great depths of complex human relationships, which were not impossible for me to relate to. I loved the descriptions of the world around Harold as he became part of it, making his unlikely journey.