Settle down with your own afternoon tea on Thursday 23rd July at 4pm and join Rachel Joyce as she talks about her highly anticipated new novel Miss Benson’s Beetle.

From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Queenie Malone, and The Music Shop comes an uplifting and immersive tale of female friendship – the perfect novel to escape with this Summer!

It is 1950. In a devastating moment of clarity, Margery Benson abandons her dead-end job and advertises for an assistant to accompany her on an expedition. She is going to travel to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may not exist. 

Enid Pretty, in her unlikely pink travel suit, is not the companion Margery had in mind. And yet together they will be drawn into an adventure that will exceed every expectation. They will risk everything, break all the rules, and at the top of a red mountain, discover their best selves.

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 but it is also about what it means to be a woman and a tender exploration of a friendship that defies all boundaries.

This is an online event on Zoom for which booking is required.

Once registered you will receive an email with access codes to the event. You will also receive a reminder a day before and an hour before the event. A copy of Miss Benson’s Beetle will be posted to you.

This online event is brought to you by At Home with 4 Indies – a collaboration between Booka, Linghams, Book-ish & Forum Books.

Tickets: £20 (Includes a signed and dedicated copy of Miss Benson's Beetle with bookplate delivered to your door)