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Rachel Joyce - Meet the Author [Online Event]

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2020-07-22 00:00
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From the author of the world-wide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, comes Miss Benson's Beetle, an uplifting and redemptive story of a glorious female friendship against the odds

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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.

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Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, The Music Shop and a collection of interlinked short stories, A Snow Garden & Other Stories. Her books have been translated into thirty-six languages and two are in development for film. Rachel was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards ‘New Writer of the Year’ in December 2012 and shortlisted for the ‘UK Author of the Year’ 2014. She has also written over twenty original afternoon plays and adaptations of the classics for BBC Radio 4, including all the Bronte novels. She moved to writing after a long career as an actor, performing leading roles for the RSC, the National Theatre and Cheek by Jowl. She lives with her family in Gloucestershire.

Rachel will be speaking to Mel Griffin about her latest novel, before answering questions from our virtual audience. An event not to be missed!

Wednesday 22 July, 8.00 pm
(Our virtual waiting room opens at 7.45 pm. Please login at this time so that we're able to get started at 8.00 pm)
Via Zoom video conference
Tickets: £5.00 (includes access to the online event and discount on book purchases)
*Places are limited*

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