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Miss Benson's Beetle  by Rachel Joyce

Miss Benson's Beetle: An uplifting and redemptive story of a glorious female friendship against the odds

Rachel Joyce

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2 reviews

Imprint: Doubleday
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 23 Jul 2020
ISBN: 9780857521989

'A beautiful portrayal of female friendship in all its frailties, contradictions and strengths' RAYNOR WINN 'Funny, perceptive and life-enhancing.

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5 stars out of 5
Alice O'Keeffe
6 Mar 2020

"A gorgeous story "

Latest from the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is an irresistibly well-plotted tale of another epic journey, here undertaken by one Margery Benson who, at the start of the novel, is a lonely spinster teaching domestic science in grim 1950s England. Something happens, and she decides to follow her dream of travelling to the other side of the world in search of a beetle that may or may not exist. But first she must find a suitable assistant... A gorgeous story about friendship, adventure and the importance of taking risks.


4 stars out of 5
11 Jun 2020

"A heart-warming read"

An unlikely frienship forms when Enid accompanies Margery on an expedition in search of a rare beetle that may or may not exist. A heart-warming read.