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.
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.