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    The Harold Fry that leaves to mail a letter to his dying friend is drained by life full of self loathing and incapable of mending his ruined marriage ‘For years they had been in a place where language had no significanc

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    Found at The Sunday Edition The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is the story of one man's faith in his feet OneEighteenphotopin★★★★★ So well narrated by the wonderful Jim Broadbent If you'd like to hear a bit of it go here and click on the pod casts It touched my heart Jim Broadbent North Devon coastline Clovelly North Devon Taunton UK You can see the paving stones Walled gardens in Taunton Glasto

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    One of my favorite places to read during nice weather is out on my balcony At one point in this book I was out reading sunglasses on to cut the sun’s glare and the story gripped my heart to the weeping point Do I go in so my neighbours don’t see But I’m wearing my sunglasses Yes but the tears are falling from under the sunglasses and

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    Three star review has moved to Expendable Mudge Muses AloudBut really there are better ways to spend your eyeblink

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    I have just browsed through a bunch of reviews that are literally glowing with praise so I feel rather embarras

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    A sheer delight to read This novel will force you to slow down and reflect upon your life

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    Attention all yacht shoe wearers Please unite for this wonderfully heartwarming sometimes heartbreaking tale of loss sorrow and redemptionREVIEW CONTAINS NO SPOILERSFor reasons unimaginable some ahem fair minded readers ha

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    A pilgrim is a traveler who is on a journey to a holy placeAnd whether that holy place has an actual physical location like a Mecca or a Jerusalem or is still yet to be determined by the traveler “your sacred space is where you can find yours

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    45 but I am feeling generous This is one those books that I call tear jerkers Their common characteristic is that the reader is or less subtly manipulated to feel very sorry for the characters and shed a tear or two or 10 The problem with the genre is that you either fall for the trap or you don't If you don't the manipulation de

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    I just finished this lovely book and I'm never going to forget it To those who say nobody wants to read about old people I'd say read this book The fact is as long as you're alive you should be open to growth and change right But how many of us stop growing after middle age We find a formula that works and we stick with it missing opportunities to experience joyous awakening Maybe we start saying things like I'm too ol

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Er another each of whom unlocks his long dormant spirit and sense of promise Memories of his first dance with Maureen his wedding day his joy in fatherhood come rushing back to him allowing him to also reconcile the losses and the regrets As for Maureen she finds herself missing Harold for the first time in years And then there is the unfinished business with ueenie Hennessy A novel of unsentimental charm humor and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise and utterly irresistible storyteller A pilgrim is a traveler who is on a journey to a holy placeAnd whether that holy place has an actual physical location like a Mecca or a Jerusalem or is still yet to be determined by the traveler your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again Joseph CampbellThe pilgrim in this story Harold Fry may be the unlikeliest pilgrim of all He s a 65 year old recent retiree who hasn t seen his son or slept in the same room as his wife in twenty years Harold has made a mess of being a husband father and friend He had even made a mess of being a son It wasn t simply that he had betrayed ueenie his co worker and friend and that his parents did not want him It wasn t simply that he had made a mess of everything with his wife and son It was rather that he had passed through life and left no impression He meant nothing At the novel s beginning Harold receives a letter from ueenie Hennessy a former co worker In this letter ueenie reveals that she is in a hospice in Northern England at the border of Scotland and that she is dying of a terminal cancer She simply wanted to thank him for his friendship and bid him farewellAnd though Harold is a man who wouldn t be described as either spiritual or spontaneous he is provoked to start the unlikeliest pilgrimage to ueenie Hennessey s hospice on the other side of England As readers we don t understand why he wants to do this and we don t understand how he s going to succeed but nonetheless he starts walking Not driving WalkingAnd it turns out life was very different when you walked through it Harold learns pretty uickly that you saw even than the land when you got out of the car and used your feet He s right It is through this trek this unlikely pilgrimage that we come to know him to see him We come to know his wife Maureen back at the house tooAnd we the readers take this holy trek tooThis is a true pilgrimage painful poignant and humorous And the author Rachel Joyce punched her fist through my rib cage and pulled my heart out through the shards of bone and whispered ever so sweetly You ll suffer on this journey too Through her writing I became a follower of Harold s one of the lost ones who joined him I wanted him to explain things to me like can you fix a marriage once it s been shattered and how do you win back the love of a grown child who has turned his face away from yours and what after all is the true meaning of our existenceBut Harold doesn t have any answers than you or I he can only contribute that not knowing was the biggest truth and you had to stay with that And ueenie can only contribute that she had touched life played with it a little but it is a slippery bugger and finally we must close the door and leave it behind Ouch you guys and DANG ITI followed Harold to the very end of this story which is also a beginning and I sobbed like a baby tooThis book is a gift and I received it We have not even to risk the adventure alone The heroes of all time have gone before us The labyrinth is thoroughly known We have only to follow the thread of the hero s path and where we had thought to find an abomination we shall find a God And where we had thought to slay another we shall slay ourselves Where we had thought to travel outward we shall come to the center of our own existence And where we had thought to be alone we shall be with all the worldJoseph Campbell

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Pilgrimage of PDF #204 Meet Harold Fry recently retired He lives in a small English village with his wife Maureen who seems irritated by almost everything he does even down to how he butters his toast Little differentiates one day from the next Then one morning the mail arrives and within the stack of uotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn’t seen or heard from in twenty The Unlikely eBook #221 years ueenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye Harold pens a uick reply and leaving Maureen to her chores heads to the corner mailbox But then The Harold Fry that leaves to mail a letter to his dying friend is drained by life full of self loathing and incapable of mending his ruined marriage For years they had been in a place where language had no significance He just keeps walking in the belief that his journey will save her life I wanted to shout keep going Harold to remind him of the adage absence makes the heart grow fonder because Harold s journey was testament to its truth A journey just as much about having the courage to reflect back as about going forward Solitude forces him to open the door to his personal demons Simply walking reuires behavior that s totally out of character an ability to connect with both nature mankind He draws the strength to keep going from his new found awareness of nature s intricate beauty The humanity of random strangers those great unwashed he s spent a lifetime tuning out offer insight and comfort Harold had abided by the British unspoken rule not to ask for help yet it is constantly offered and with such civilityI loved this book on so many levels It s unapologetically sentimental though not cloyingly so It s a great adult love story that deals unflinchingly with the challenges of lifelong commitment It focuses on the value of friendship humility self forgiveness and human kindness And it s a tremendous 1st novel which I d love to see performed on stage this would make for a fabulous play it never ceases to amaze me how difficult the things that are supposed to be instinctive really are

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As happens in the very best works of fiction Harold has a chance encounter one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to ueenie in person And thus begins the unlikely pilgrimage at the heart of Rachel Joyce’s remarkable debut Harold Unlikely Pilgrimage of PDF #8608 Fry is determined to walk six hundred miles from Kingsbridge to the hospice in Berwick upon Tweed because he believes as long as he walks ueenie Hennessey will live Still in his yachting shoes and light coat Harold embarks on his urgent uest across the countryside Along the way he meets one fascinating character aft Three star review has moved to Expendable Mudge Muses AloudBut really there are better ways to spend your eyeblinks than reading this mawkish treacle