Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Miss benson's beetle A novel. Cover Image E-book E-book

Miss benson's beetle [electronic resource] : A novel. Rachel Joyce.

Joyce, Rachel. (Author).

Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • “A beautifully written, extraordinary quest in which two ordinary, overlooked women embark on an unlikely scientific expedition to the South Seas.”—Helen Simonson, author of  Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand   From the bestselling author of  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry  comes an uplifting, irresistible novel about two women on a life-changing adventure, where they must risk everything, break all the rules, and discover their best selves—together. She’s going too far to go it alone.   It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson, a schoolteacher and spinster, is trying to get through life, surviving on scraps. One day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job and small existence to set out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of her childhood obsession: an insect that may or may not exist—the golden beetle of New Caledonia. When she advertises for an assistant to accompany her, the woman she ends up with is the last person she had in mind. Fun-loving Enid Pretty in her tight-fitting pink suit and pom-pom sandals seems to attract trouble wherever she goes. But together these two British women find themselves drawn into a cross-ocean adventure that exceeds all expectations and delivers something neither of them expected to find: the transformative power of friendship. Praise for Miss Benson’s Beetle “A hilarious jaunt into the wilderness of women’s friendship and the triumph of outrageous dreams.” — Kirkus Reviews

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812996715 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource

Content descriptions

Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York : The Dial Press, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6453 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

Electronic resources



Additional Resources