Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn't heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise - and utterly irresistible - storyteller.
Recently retired, sweet, emotionally numb Harold Fry is jolted out of his passivity by a letter from Queenie Hennessy, an old friend, who he hasn't heard from in twenty years. She has written to say she is in hospice and wanted to say goodbye. Leaving his tense, bitter wife Maureen to her chores, Harold intends a quick walk to the corner mailbox to post his reply but instead, inspired by a chance encounter, he becomes convinced he must deliver his message in person to Queenie-who is 600 miles away--because as long as he keeps walking, Harold believes that Queenie will not die. So without hiking boots, rain gear, map or cell phone, one of the most endearing characters in current fiction begins his unlikely pilgrimage across the English countryside. Along the way, strangers stir up memories--flashbacks, often painful, from when his marriage was filled with promise and then not, of his inadequacy as a father, and of his shortcomings as a husband. Ironically, his wife Maureen, shocked by her husband's sudden absence, begins to long for his presence. Is it possible for Harold and Maureen to bridge the distance between them? And will Queenie be alive to see Harold arrive at her door?
Hiljuti pensionile jäänud, malbe loomuga Harold Fry saab ootamatult kirja vanalt sõbrannalt Queenie Hennessylt. Ta pole Queenie´st juba paarkümmend aastat midagi kuulnud. Naine on haige ja ta kirjutab, et Haroldiga hüvasti jätta. Mees ei tea, mida küll Queenie´le vastata, ta läheb korraks õue, et naisele mõeldud kiri posti panna, ent mõtleb käigupealt ümber ja otsustab sõnumi isiklikult 600 miili kaugusele viia. Ta usub, et kuni ta kõnnib, püsib sõbranna elus. Nii asub Harold ilma matkasaabaste, vihmavarju, kaardi ja mobiiltelefonita uskumatule palverännakule läbi Inglismaa. Teel kohtub ta võõrastega, kes äratavad ellu valusaid mälestusi aegadest, mil tema abielu Maureeniga oli alles värske ja paljutõotav kui ka eluperioodist, mil see enam nii ei olnud. Samal ajal ootab aga Haroldi kibestunud abikaasa Maureen oma kaasat koju. Iroonilisel kombel hakkab naine, keda mehe äkiline kadumine vapustab, mehest puudust tundma. Kas Harold ja Maureen suudavad nendevahelise kuristiku ületada? Ja kas Queenie on elus, kui Harold tema juurde jõuab? “Harold Fry uskumatu palverännak” on Briti kirjaniku Rachel Joyce´i esikromaan. Enne seda kirjutas Joyce peamiselt näidendeid raadioteatrile. Ka üdini sümpaatne Harold Fry oli esialgu hoopis ühe Joyce´i raadioteatritüki tegelane. “Harold Fry uskumatut palverännakut” peeti üheks 2012. aasta olulisemaks Briti debüütromaaniks ning see valiti Bookeri auhinna nominentide sekka.
The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all.
This is the number 1 international bestseller. "Uproarious and affecting...Lost & Found could be ginormous." (Independent). "Hilarious and devastating." (Matt Haig, author of The Humans). Millie Bird is a seven-year-old girl who always wears red wellington boots to match her red, curly hair. But one day, Millie's mum leaves her alone beneath the Ginormous Women's underwear rack in a department store, and doesn't come back. Agatha Pantha is an eighty-two-year-old woman who hasn't left her home since her husband died. Instead, she fills the silence by yelling at passers-by, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Until the day Agatha spies a little girl across the street. Karl the Touch Typist is eighty-seven years old and once typed love letters with his fingers on to his wife's skin. He sits in a nursing home, knowing that somehow he must find a way for life to begin again. In a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes. Together, Millie, Agatha and Karl set out to find Millie's mum. Along the way, they will discover that the young can be wise, that old age is not the same as death, and that breaking the rules once in a while might just be the key to a happy life. Lost & Found will be adored by fans of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry; The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared; and The Rosie Project.
How to make digital photography lighting more creative—and less challenging! How do you master the art of lighting your photographs? Go beyond the basics, go beyond the «rules,» and get creative with the help of renowned photographer Harold Davis. In this book, Harold shows you how to break the boundaries of conventional wisdom and create unique, lively, and beautifully lit photographs. Packed with tips and tricks as well as stunning examples of the author’s creativity, this book will both inform and inspire you to create your own lighting style. Teaches you when and how to control the light in your photographs Reviews the basic “rules” of digital photography lighting and shows you how to break the rules to create your own uniquely lit images Helps you start building a lighting style of your own Includes stunning examples of the author’s photography and lighting techniques Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned digital photographer, you'll find ideas and techniques to spark your creativity.