Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North by Rachel Joyce (Penguin, 2022)
Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North (ISBN: 9780857529008, hardback). Many of us hugely enjoyed Miss Benson’s Beetle (winner of the inaugural BOOKMARK Book of the Year Award in 2020). However, with Maureen Fry, Rachel Joyce steps back into more familiar territory. It is ten years on from Harold Fry’s ‘unlikely pilgrimage’ across the British Isles. Life appeared to have resettled until Harold’s wife, Maureen, receives a message from the North that propels her – somewhat reluctantly - into her own adventure.