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Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, and a collection of interlinked short stories, A Snow Garden & Other Stories. Her work has been translated into thirty-six languages. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Rachel was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards ‘New Writer of the Year’ in December 2012 and shortlisted for the ‘UK Author of the Year’ 2014. Rachel has also written over twenty original afternoon plays and adaptations of the classics for BBC Radio 4, including all the Bronte novels. She moved to writing after a long career as an actor, performing leading roles for the RSC, the National Theatre and Cheek by Jowl..

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If you like Rachel Joyce you might also like to read books by Patricia Wood, Daniel Clay and Maria Semple.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
Reader Reviewed The Music Shop
Rachel Joyce
A heartrending love story. An ode to vinyl. A poignant evocation of a community of shopkeepers in the late eighties. Like the music beloved by its protagonist, this pitch-perfect novel has an ineffable power to uplift the soul. At the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017
A Snow Garden and Other Stories by Rachel Joyce
A Snow Garden and Other Stories
Rachel Joyce
As read on Radio 4, seven linked stories set in the Christmas holidays - all as funny, joyous, poignant and memorable as Christmas should be.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2016
A Snow Garden and Other Stories by Rachel Joyce
A Snow Garden and Other Stories
Rachel Joyce
Seven stories as funny, joyous, poignant and memorable as Christmas should be. A Faraway Smell of Lemon: The School Term has ended. It is almost Christmas but Binny, out last-minute shopping couldn't feel less like wishing glad tidings to all men....
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy Or the Letter That Was Never Sent to Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy Or the Letter That Was Never Sent to Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce
While Harold Fry was walking up through England with his media circus (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Henry Fry), Queenie preparing to die, was hanging on for him. This is what she did while she waited in her Catholic hospice. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2015
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
Rachel Joyce
While Harold Fry was walking up through England with his media circus (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Henry Fry), Queenie preparing to die, was hanging on for him. This is what she did while she waited in her Catholic hospice. ...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Perfect by Rachel Joyce
Perfect
Rachel Joyce
Two friends, Byron and James, attend the same private school. In 1972 two seconds were added to time, something to do with a leap year and Earth’s movement. The boys become obsessed with this, Byron even admits to being terrified. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce
Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' 2012. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. This is one of those books that you can’t help but fall in love with. Experienced radio playwright...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2013
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce
Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' 2012. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. March...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/03/2012

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