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Powerful and beautifully written story of lost friends, shattered lives, determination and redemption.
on 4 February 2018
A powerful and beautifully written story of lost friends, shattered lives, guilt, determination, hope and redemption. A modern day odyssey of the ordinary man. Touching and thought provoking. Retiree, Harold Fry, is driven into taking extraordinary steps (literally walking the length of the country) when a letter from a long lost friend, dying from cancer and living in Berwick on Tweed, forces him to face up to his past. He writes a response and sets out to post it from his home in South Kingsbridge but feeling his reply inadequate and inspired by a petrol garage cashier (with faith you can achieve anything) he carries on walking.
Overall 5/5. (Plot 5/5, Characterisation 5/5, Literary Merit 4/5, Readability 5/5.)