Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 2016 Pioneer Bookshop Book Club Pick

The May 2016 title for discussion is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old friend in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.

Rachel Joyce has written over 20 original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, and major adaptations for both the Classic Series, Woman's Hour and also a TV drama adaptation for BBC 2. In 2007 she won the Tinniswood Award for best radio play. She moved to writing after a twenty-year career in theatre and television, performing leading roles for the RSC, the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court, and Cheek by Jowl, winning a Time Out Best Actress award and the Sony Silver.

Those who loved this book recommend the companion to it,  The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey. 

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