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Miss Benson's Beetle

ISBN 
9780857521996
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R320.00
Published 
July 2020
About the book: 
A story about the smallest insect and the deepest friendship from the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry  and The Music Shop
 
Margery Benson’s life ended the day her father walked out of his study and never came back. Forty years later, abandoning a dull job, she advertises for an assistant. The successful candidate is to accompany Margery on an expedition to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may not exist. Enid Pretty is not who she had in mind. But together they will find themselves drawn into an adventure that exceeds all Margery’s expectations, eventually finding new life at the top of a red mountain.
 
This is a story that is less about what can be found than the belief it might be found; it is an intoxicating adventure story and it is also a tender exploration of a friendship between two unforgettable women that defies all boundaries.
 
 
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About the Author

Rachel Joyce is the author of the  Sunday Times  and international bestsellers  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryThe Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy,  and  PerfectThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was short-listed for the Commonwealth Book Prize and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into thirty-six languages. Joyce was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards New Writer of the Year in 2012. She is also the author of the digital short story A Faraway Smell of Lemon  and is the award-winning writer of more than thirty original afternoon plays and classic adaptations for BBC Radio 4. Rachel Joyce lives with her family in Gloucestershire.

Miss Benson's Beetle  is Rachel's latest novel. 

Photograph © Justin Sutcliffe

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