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Fiction DO read "The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry"

Pilgy

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Camino(s) past & future
C. Francés April 06, C. Fisterre May 06, C. Frances Oct 17, C. Portuguese Oct 18, C. Inglese Nov 18
Th is a gem of a book. Not about the Camino per se but a touching novel about a 62 year old disheartened man from Devon who embarks on a pilgrimage in essence to save a long lost friend from dying. If you have walked your Camino you will smile at Harold's experiences meeting strangers along the way, you'll understand his deliberate steady pace, and appreciate how his life is turned around during his 600 mile walk through England. A wonderful story and a nice diversion from real life accounts and guidebooks.
 

NualaOC

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Camino(s) past & future
Past: Francés, Inglés, Fisterra/Muxia, Baztan, Primitivo, Norte, Portugués. Future: Madrid (2019)
Hi Pilgy, I agree 100% - it's a really nice book. I think I first heard about it through this forum - someone (perhaps @Tia Valeria ?) mentioned it in another thread.
 

Magwood

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Camino(s) past & future
See signature line for links to daily posts to blogs from many caminos
Thanks for that info @SabineP. I didn't realise there was a sequal- I shall look forward to reading it.
 

LesBrass

Likes Walking
Camino(s) past & future
yes...
As a Devon girl I felt I had to buy it. I went to Amazon.co.uk and the kindle edition was more than the paperback? So I went onto Amazon.fr and found a used paperback in Very Good condition for 1€... I'll look forward to reading even more now after that bargain :D
 

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo
Sent it to my daghter-in-law for Christmas of 2014. She loved it.
 

HeidiL

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2004-), Portugués, Madrid, 1/2 Plata, 1/8 Levante, 1/8 Lana, Augusta, hospitalera Grado.
Thank you - just reserved both books at my library.
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
The hippie bit was stretching the story a bit too far in my opinion, but I LOVED the passages on walking.
If you liked those bits you might also enjoy Alastair Humphrey's There Are Other Rivers. It's short, but perhaps my favourite pilgrimage book.
 

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo
For you oldster ladies like me, remember 'Crossing To Avalon' by Jean Shinoda Bolen? Those were the 'seaching' days.
' A memoir celebrates the pilgrimage that heralded her spiritual awakening and leads readers down the path of self-discovery. In this account of her journey to Europe in search of the sacred feminine, she unveils the mythological significance of the midlife search for meaning and renewal.' It's been years….perhaps I'll re-read it.
 

Davey Boyd

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Seven Compostelas in Three years and counting......
Th is a gem of a book. Not about the Camino per se but a touching novel about a 62 year old disheartened man from Devon who embarks on a pilgrimage in essence to save a long lost friend from dying. If you have walked your Camino you will smile at Harold's experiences meeting strangers along the way, you'll understand his deliberate steady pace, and appreciate how his life is turned around during his 600 mile walk through England. A wonderful story and a nice diversion from real life accounts and guidebooks.
Yes it is truly a wonderful book!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances and Finisterre 2014
Camino Frances,Muxia and Finisterre 2015
Camino del Norte,Arzua to Ribadeo 2015
Thanks for bringing Harold Fry and Queenie Hennessy into my life.
I have just read both the books,couldn't put them down,the best read I've had for ages.
There were plenty of times when I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
 

Lmsundaze

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2016), CP (2017)
I loved Harold Fry, in addition to being a wonderful book, gave me insight into my own feelings about pilgrimage.
 

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