2nd August 2020 | Live Stream

Book Club LIVE is Salon Lockdown's venture to invite us all to a Book Club with the author. So please join us on Sunday 2nd August for a Book Club LIVEstream with award-winning author, Rachel Joyce and her book, Miss Benson's Beetle - an uplifting and redemptive story of a glorious female friendship against the odds.

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.

‘A beautiful portrayal of female friendship in all its frailties, contradictions and strengths’ RAYNOR WINN

‘The perfect escape novel for our troubled times’ PATRICK GALE

Rachel will be in-conversation with Salon London’s Helen Bagnall before we put your questions to her - LIVE.

Numbers will be limited. Access is £7 or free if you buy the bookMiss Benson's Beetle, from us which we will send you. Alternatively, become a member and get unlimited access to all Salon events, live and online, across the year.

A link to the live stream will be e-mailed out to guests 48 hours before the event.

Start time: 20:00