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The Resource Miss Benson's beetle : a novel, Rachel Joyce

Miss Benson's beetle : a novel, Rachel Joyce

Label
Miss Benson's beetle : a novel
Title
Miss Benson's beetle
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Joyce
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"She's going too far to go it alone. It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson, a schoolteacher and spinster, is trying to get through life, surviving on scraps. One day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job and small existence to set out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of her childhood obsession: an insect that may or may not exist - the golden beetle of New Caledonia. When she advertises for an assistant to accompany her, the woman she ends up with is the last person she had in mind. Fun-loving Enid Pretty in her tight-fitting pink suit and pom-pom sandals seems to attract trouble wherever she goes. But together these two British women find themselves drawn into a cross-ocean adventure that exceeds all expectations and delivers something neither of them expected to find: the transformative power of friendship."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joyce, Rachel
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6110.O98
LC item number
M57 2021d
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women naturalists
  • Women explorers
  • Paid companions (Household employees)
  • Beetles
  • Female friendship
  • Cryptozoology
  • British
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Great Britain
  • New Caledonia
  • Large type books
Label
Miss Benson's beetle : a novel, Rachel Joyce
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • Regular print version previously published by: Dial Press
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1232227368
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
511 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643588636
Lccn
2020952823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1232227368
Label
Miss Benson's beetle : a novel, Rachel Joyce
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • Regular print version previously published by: Dial Press
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1232227368
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
511 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643588636
Lccn
2020952823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1232227368

Library Locations

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