Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international
bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Love Song
of Miss Queenie Hennessy. Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North
completes this trilogy. She is also the author of bestsellers
Perfect, The Music Shop, Miss Benson's Beetle and a collection of
interlinked short stories, A Snow Garden & Other Stories. Her books
have sold over five million copies worldwide and been translated
into thirty-six languages.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. It is now a major film starring Jim Broadbent with Penelope Wilton as Maureen. Rachel was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' in 2012 and shortlisted for the 'UK Author of the Year' award 2014.
Rachel lives with her husband Paul and family near Stroud.
Joyce bestows tenderness and grace, revealing how forgiveness and a
reckoning with the past can transform the present for the
*Mail on Sunday*
Joyce is a fearless explorer of emotional landscape; Maureen's pilgrimage north becomes
a moving account of healing and acceptance.
Exquisite and beautifully crafted
A beautiful novella ... with compassion and tenderness ... the novel's conclusion is deeply moving and life-affirming.
This short novel packs a big punch as Joyce paints an intimate portrait of fragility and grief, allowing us to experience unbearable pain but redemption too.