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Rachel Joyce

Biography

Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY, THE LOVE SONG OF MISS QUEENIE HENNESSY and PERFECT. THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY was short-listed for the Commonwealth Book Prize and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into 36 languages. Joyce was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards New Writer of the Year in 2012. She is also the author of the digital short story "A Faraway Smell of Lemon" and is the award-winning writer of more than 30 original afternoon plays and classic adaptations for BBC Radio 4. Rachel Joyce lives with her family in Gloucestershire.

Rachel Joyce

Books by Rachel Joyce

by Rachel Joyce - Fiction

THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY followed its unassuming hero on an incredible journey as he traveled the length of England on foot --- a journey spurred by a simple letter from his old friend, Queenie Hennessy, writing from a hospice to say goodbye. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold’s. One word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths, including the devastating secret she has kept from Harold for all these years.

by Rachel Joyce - Fiction

Byron Hemmings wakes to a morning that looks like any other. But when he, his mother and his sister leave home, the morning takes an unmistakable turn. In one terrible moment, something completely unexpected happens. While his mother seems not to have noticed, 11-year-old Byron understands that nothing can be the same. Over the days and weeks that follow, Byron’s perfect world is shattered. Unable to trust his parents, he confides in his best friend, and together they concoct a plan.

by Rachel Joyce - Fiction

Harold Fry lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. But one day, a letter comes for him from a women who he hasn't seen in 20 years. Queenie is dying and writing to say goodbye. Harold decides to walk 600 miles to see her, believing that if he walks, Queenie will live. Thus Harold begins an incredible emotional and physical journey.