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The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
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.
Review: Harold is an inhibited character who has (due to his past) found it difficult to show his feelings outwardly. His pilgrimmage allows him to come to terms with his past and enables him to start connecting with the world again. It is how he heals himself.