Book Cover of Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

It’s 1950, and postwar Britain is still a grim place, when spinster teacher Margery Benson storms out of her teaching job and begins planning a trip to New Patagonia in search of a golden beetle never before seen. As her companion, she has Enid Pretty, who is not particularly interested in beetles, in possession of not a single article of suitable clothing, and as unlike Margery as can be. How the two women make this journey and embrace this adventure is a great story. This is a novel about adventure, and friendship, and acting on your purpose and passion.