The Literary Blog Hop: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Welcome to The Literary Blog Hop.
The Literary Blog Hop is hosted by Leeswammes and is running from the 27th of October trough the 31th of October 2012.
The books in this giveaway will be literary fiction or something close. Feel free to hop to the other participating blogs using the link list on the bottom of this post.

I will give away a copy of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. This book will be send trough the Bookdepository. If they ship to your country for free you can enter this giveaway.
Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn’t seen or heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye.

Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then, as happens in the very best works of fiction, Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. And thus begins the unlikely pilgrimage at the heart of Rachel Joyce’s remarkable debut. Harold Fry is determined to walk six hundred miles from Kingsbridge to the hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed because, he believes, as long as he walks, Queenie Hennessey will live.

Still in his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold embarks on his urgent quest across the countryside. Along the way he meets one fascinating character after another, each of whom unlocks his long-dormant spirit and sense of promise. Memories of his first dance with Maureen, his wedding day, his joy in fatherhood, come rushing back to him—allowing him to also reconcile the losses and the regrets. As for Maureen, she finds herself missing Harold for the first time in years.

And then there is the unfinished business with Queenie Hennessy.

The rules
1. You do not have to follow my blog or become a follower to participate in this giveaway though it is always appreciated. You can however get an extra entry by following my twitter account.
2. You can enter the giveaway from the 27th of October 2012 12.01 EST untill the 30th of October 2012 12.00 EST.
3. The prize for this giveaway is the paperback version of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry written by Rachel Joyce. This book will be send trough The Bookdepository. Before entering make sure the Bookdepository ships to your country 
4. Invalid entries will be removed
5. The winner needs to answer my email within 4 days or I will pick a new winner.

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Do not hesitate to visit one of these other sites and participate in their giveaway
  1. Leeswammes
  2. Read in a Single Sitting
  3. Ephemeral Digest
  4. My Devotional Thoughts
  5. Devouring Texts
  6. Tony's Reading List
  7. Nishita's Rants and Raves
  8. Too Fond
  9. The Parrish Lantern
  10. Kristi Loves Books
  11. The Book Club Blog
  12. Sam Still Reading
  13. Silver's Reviews (USA)
  14. Bibliosue
  15. Heavenali
  16. Under My Apple Tree
  17. Misfortune of Knowing (North America)
  18. Lena Sledge's Blog
  19. Lost Generation Reader
  20. Seaside Book Nook
  21. The Relentless Reader
  22. Rikki's Teleidoscope
  23. Monique Morgan
  24. That READioactive Book Blog
  25. kaggsysbookisahramblings
  26. Ragdoll Books Blog
  27. Kate's Library
  28. The Book Garden
  29. Uniflame Creates
  30. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  1. Ciska's Book Chest
  2. The Book Divas Reads
  3. Alex in Leeds
  4. Simple Clockwork
  5. Bluestalking (USA)
  6. Fresh Ink Books
  7. Sweeping Me
  8. Giraffe Days
  9. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (USA)
  10. Books Thoughts Adventures (USA)
  11. emmalikestoread
  12. Colorimetry
  13. Page Plucker
  14. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity
  15. 2606 Books and Counting
  16. Book Nympho
  17. She-Wolf Reads
  18. The Little Reader Library (Europe)
  19. Booklover Book Reviews
  20. Dolce Bellezza
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27 October, 2012 delete

Great choice! I read this book recently for a book club (two, actually!) and we loved the book. So I'm not entering, just wanted to say hi and thanks for joining the blog hop.

27 October, 2012 delete

I loved this book, it's so wonderful. I'd love to have a copy of my very own :) Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've followed you on Twitter (@jenhartling) and have followed you on GFC as well. Happy blog hopping and thanks again :)

27 October, 2012 delete

Have seen this before & it looks interesting, please enter me for this. thanks

Daniel M
29 October, 2012 delete

sounds like a fun one! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

30 October, 2012 delete

great book!!thanks
gfc follower: oriana

30 October, 2012 delete


Thank you for the chance to win this novel =)

05 November, 2012 delete

Hi there, the November edition of Books You Loved is now live. Here is the link Books You Loved November Edition Please do pop by and link in a post about a book you loved. Maybe this one? Cheers