An uplifting and redemptive story of a glorious female friendship against the odds.
“Funny, perceptive and life-enhancing. I urge you to read it.” Sarah Winman
“The perfect escape novel for our troubled times.” Patrick Gale
“I loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, but Miss Benson’s Beetle is even better. The characters have a richness and depth that drew me into their story immediately. And what characters! This book is far more than an unexpected adventure, it’s a beautiful portrayal of female friendship in all its frailties, contradictions and strengths. It made me think we all have the power to be so much more than we imagine when we cut the chains of expectation. I actually feel as if I’ve just lost a positive, powerful friend – I’m cut adrift, I haven’t been so immersed in a novel for years.” Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path