Miss Benson's Beetle
A story about the smallest insect and the deepest friendship from the author ofÂ THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY and THE MUSIC SHOP
- Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
- Publish Date
- July 2020
Margery Bensonâ€™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 Margeryâ€™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.