Harold receives a letter from a former coworker. She is dying of cancer in a hospice on the other side of England. Compelled to respond, Harold writes a letter in return. However, on his way to the mailbox he decides to continue walking. The story tells of his journey across country.
I enjoyed the description of the people Harold met along the way. Joyce told of lessons learned and a bit of the healing process in Harold’s life during his pilgrimage.