For May, our Book of the Month is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce. The book was released a decade ago, when it garnered huge success, being nominated for the Man Booker Prize and winning a National Book Award. We’re reading it on Goldster this month to coincide with the release of a new film version of the novel, starring Penelope Wilton and Jim Broadbent.
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. Harold Fry is the most ordinary of men, yet he just might be a hero for us all.
Our Book of the Month events are not recorded and members are able to have a chat with each other the presenter, to help everyone get to know each other better. Join Lucinda Hawksley on Friday 26 May, to chat about the book and about all things Goldster in our monthly community Book Club event.