Harold Fry, the unassuming hero of Rachel Joyce’s life-affirming story, is a man on a mission – to walk more than 600 miles to save a friend.

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.

The Man Booker Prize 2012
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Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce

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Rachel Joyce started writing young: ‘I wrote my autobiography when I was eight,’ she says, ‘because I was worried my writing talents had gone unnoticed. (I was right. They had.)’
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