Join us for an evening with Rachel Joyce, the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, as a decade on, she resurrects the novel’s beloved characters in Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North.
Ten years ago, Harold Fry set off on his epic journey on foot to save a friend. But the story doesn’t end there.
Now his wife, Maureen, has her own pilgrimage to make.
Maureen Fry has settled into the quiet life she now shares with her husband Harold after his iconic walk across England. Now, ten years later, an unexpected message from the North disturbs her equilibrium again, and this time it is Maureen’s turn to make her own journey.
But Maureen is not like Harold. She struggles to bond with strangers, and the landscape she crosses has changed radically. She has little sense of what she’ll find at the end of the road. All she knows is that she must get there.
Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North is a deeply felt, lyrical and powerful novel, full of warmth and kindness, about love, loss, and how we come to terms with the past in order to understand ourselves and our lives a little better. While it stands in its own right, it is also the exquisitely moving finale to a trilogy that began with the phenomenal bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and continued with The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.
Rachel Joyce is the award-winning author of the the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, The Music Shop, and Miss Benson’s Beetle, as well as a collection of interlinked short stories, A Snow Garden & Other Stories. Her novels have sold over 5 million copies worldwide in thirty six languages. We’re delighted to welcome her back to Oswestry.
Tickets: £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Maureen Fry) or £15 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Maureen Fry). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).