The Journey and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Like New See details
Price: 1.75

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading The Journey on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Journey [Paperback]

Josephine Cox
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
RRP: 6.99
Price: 5.70 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 1.29 (18%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 26 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 2.99  
Hardcover --  
Paperback 5.59  
Paperback, 2007 5.70  
Audio, Cassette, Audiobook 59.93  
Unknown Binding --  
Audio Download, Abridged 8.55 or Free with Audible.co.uk 30-day free trial
Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store
Did you know you can use your mobile to trade in your unwanted books for an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card to spend on the things you want? Visit the Books Trade-In Store for more details or check out the Trade-In Amazon Mobile App Guidelines on how to trade in using a smartphone. Learn more.

Book Description

2007

The new bestseller from the country’s number one storyteller is a deeply moving and powerful tale of love and courage and a sacrifice no man should be asked to make.

Three strangers are thrown together by chance. It’s an encounter which is destined to change all of their lives for ever.

When Ben Morris comes to the aid of Lucy Baker and her daughter Mary, he is intrigued by the story behind their frequent visits to the local graveyard. Later, invited into their home, an old Edwardian place suffused with secrets of the past, Ben hears Lucy’s remarkable tale – one she must tell before it’s too late.

The story of Barney Davidson, his family and the part Lucy played in his extraordinary life, is one of a deep, abiding love and an incredible sacrifice, spellbinding in its tragedy and passion. And it still exerts a powerful influence in the present day …

The Journey is Josephine Cox at her mesmerising best. Spanning decades, generations and continents, it will stay with you for ever.


Frequently Bought Together

The Journey + Journey's End + The Loner
Price For All Three: 16.32

Buy the selected items together
  • Journey's End 5.59
  • The Loner 5.03

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007146167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007146161
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11.2 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 497,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Josephine Cox was born in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching - and started to write her first full-length novel. She won the 'Superwoman of Great Britain' Award, for which her family had secretly entered her, at the same time as her novel was accepted for publication.

Product Description

Review

Praise for The Journey:

‘A gentle but in-depth love story.’ Ireland on Sunday

Praise for Josephine Cox:

‘This latest novel from the nation's biggest-selling saga writer is….one for true romantics.’ You

'Cox's talent as a storyteller never lets you escape the spell.' Daily Mail

'Impossible to resist.' Woman's Realm

'Driven and passionate.' Sunday Times

'Irresistible storytelling.' Books magazine

From the Back Cover

Some journeys are the loneliest to make...

Three strangers are thrown together by chance. It’s an encounter which is destined to change all of their lives forever.

Ben Morris experiences an unsettling sensation when he comes to the aid of Lucy Baker and her daughter Mary, intrigued by the story that lies behind their frequent visits to the local graveyard.

Later, at their home, an old Edwardian house to which he is sent, Ben is invited into a place suffused with secrets of the past. His instinct that Lucy harbours something momentous proves true as she begins to relate a tale of passionate love and an extraordinary sacrifice.

Lucy’s story of Barney Davidson, his family, and her girlhood, with its tragic events, is a spellbinding one and one which, even in the present day exerts a powerful influence...

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
He had seen them twice before, and each time his curiosity was aroused. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Believable?? 12 July 2006
By R McG
Format:Paperback
This was the first Josephine Cox book I have read.

I read through it VERY quicky. I liked her style of writing, the characters were lovable, I found the book very intriguing from the very first page, but I do have to admit I found the plot somewhat far fetched.

Why would Barney not go to America, set his family up for a better future, and die happy knowing their lives had improved and they would survive when he left them.

I thought there would be some deeper, dark secret.

Having said all that, I will be now moving straight onto the follow-up 'Journeys End' to find out what happened to the other characters :-)
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding read 4 Jan 2006
By Jane M
Format:Paperback
Having read an excerpt from this novel as a short story in Woman’s Weekly last year and been looking forward to the paperback coming out ever since. I was not disappointed as spell binding read from start to finish. The way the book spans the decades to bring this realistic story alive is brilliant. I didn’t want to put this book down, really looking forward to the Sequel.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the journey 18 Oct 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
joseohine cox has outdone herself again with this wonderful book. A tale of a mans love for his family and how he sacrifices everything to protect his family. A truly inspiring story of love between family and friends and how the actions of one man can destroy his family and save themall at the same time. this book is definately one for reading as soon as possible and i promise you will not be able to put this book down once you start reading it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 18 Nov 2005
Format:Hardcover
I have just read The Journey by Josephine Cox. I never wanted this book to end, I was gripped by it and I can't wait for the next book called Journey's End to come out in February.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Saccharine romance 26 Dec 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you like contrived sentimental love stories you will be happy with this book. The ending is liberally furnished with loose ends so you will then be able to buy the next in the series.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable 10 Feb 2007
By Jenna
Format:Paperback
Having read several Josephine Cox novels in the past and enjoyed most if not all of them I was looking forward to settling down with "The Journey."
The style of writing is good as always, hence the 2 stars, butI found the plot totally unreal and unbelievable. This is a very talented author but this story I found irritatingly disappointing.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars My first and last Josephine Cox 19 Aug 2011
Format:Hardcover
Oh dear...there is no redeeming feature I can think of. The writing style is juvenile at best, the plot liberally dotted with cliches at every page turn, geographically and socially risible and the great sacrifice, the secret I ploughed through the book to discover - completely at odds with the character almost written and so stupid as to have no credibility at all. I am no cultural snob but for a waste of paper this takes some beating. A book I would not even give to a charity shop. Did I mention I didn't like it?
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars The Journey 12 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great book never got bored , would recommend to friends light and interesting read. Last chapter fast and good conclusion
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The journey
What a wonderful book loved everything thing about it the different people in it hope Josephine you will do a follow up of the family in America would b good to get the family... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs M Crocombe
5.0 out of 5 stars Lynda Mutch age 64thank you for another good book
A good read couldn't put it down enjoyed getting to know the people in the story wood recommend to a friend.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Lynda Dalcina Mutch
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service
Excellent service, quick and easy. I obviously haven't read it yet as it has only just arrived, but the reviews were very helpful about the book, so I was able to easily make my... Read more
Published 3 months ago by juggers13
5.0 out of 5 stars The journey
I choose this rating because the book was amazing near the end it made me tear up,
I think this book is one of the best books I've read and I recommend people to read it.
Published 3 months ago by Nicola Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars For All Catherine Cookson Fans
This was bought for my Mom as she is a huge Catherine Cookson fan and was looking for something similar to read.

She loved it!
Published 4 months ago by Carolina
5.0 out of 5 stars the journey
A beautiful story of true, selfless love.I was intrigued from the very beginning. Didn't want to put it down.I would definitely recommend this book.
Published 6 months ago by sharon
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Was recommended to read this as couldn't put the book down and couldn't wait to obtain journeys end to continue the story
Published 8 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and different
This story had me captivated from the beginning. When I read her book Living the Dream, at the end it had a chapter of The Journey, after I read the chapter I knew I had to read... Read more
Published 9 months ago by D. Godfrey
4.0 out of 5 stars first class book.
Again a good read as all her books that l`ve read are .Keeps you engrossed and wanting to carry on reading .
Published 11 months ago by Robert Allsopp
3.0 out of 5 stars book
not read it yet so can not rate it yet although I read a preview of it and I think I will like it
Published 11 months ago by pink
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa3cd887c)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback