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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012: 'The odyssey of a simple man, original, subtle and touching' - Claire Tomalin. When Harold Fry leaves home one morning to post a letter, with 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. 'Wonderful' - Guardian
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2012: Harold Fry--retired sales rep, beleaguered husband, passive observer of his own life--decides one morning to walk 600 miles across England to save an old friend. It might not work, mind you, but that's hardly the point. In playwright Rachel Joyce's pitch-perfect first novel, Harold wins us over with his classic antiheroism. Setting off on the long journey, he wears the wrong jacket, doesn't have a toothbrush, and leaves his phone at home--in short, he is wholly, endearingly unprepared. But as he travels, Harold finally has time to reflect on his failings as a husband, father, and friend, and this helps him become someone we (and, more important, his wife Maureen) can respect. After walking for a while in Harold Fry's very human shoes, you might find that your own fit a bit better. --Mia LipmanAbout the Author:
Rachel Joyce lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and four children. She has written over twenty original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, and major adaptations for the Classic Series and Woman's Hour, as well as a TV period drama for BBC 2. In 2007 she won the Tinniswood Award for Best Radio Play. This is her first novel. She is at work on her second.
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Book Description Doubleday Books, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110857520644
Book Description Doubleday Books, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0857520644
Book Description Doubleday, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A much lauded novel, and here it is in its perfect collectable state. Hardback first edition, complete numberline, no owner marks, not ex library. SIGNED on the title page, no dedication. Language: eng. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1488364296616
Book Description D0UBLEDAY, LONDON, UK, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A NICE CLEAN AND TIGHT UK FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT COPY OF THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY BY RACHEL JOYCE,WHICH JOYCE HAS VERY KINDLY SIGNED LINED AND DATED TO THE TITLE PAGE.BOOK IS IN A PROTECTIVE CLEAR ACETATE COVER, ALL BOOKS DESPATCHED WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND A STRONG CARDBOARD BOX. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000801
Book Description Doubleday, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Debut title & Booker longlisted. First printing with full number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1. Signed, first lined:"The letter that would change everything arrived on a Tuesday" & dated "23 May 2012" by Rachel Joyce. A fine unread hardcover in a like jacket.***********SHIPPED IN A BOX WITH PLENTY OF PROTECTION. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 372834