Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars

By:Miranda Emmerson
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Genre: Historical


Historical- really- 1965! Please No!!!!!

How do you find a missing actress in a city where everyone’s playing a role?

A mystery, a love-story and a darkly beguiling tale of secrets and reinvention set in 1960s London.


Soho, 1965.


"This book was way more than I was expecting. More than just a mystery, this is a book with a diverse cast that are fun to get to know, with plots that interweave fluidly. Think of it as an anti-Brexit book: in the city of London people come together from all walks of life to try to save the day. It deals with abortion, race and most importantly finding your place in the world. It's also excellently written, not that surprising in retrospect given the author is a scriptwriter. The characters are fully realised, and the dialogue sharp. Highly enjoyable, do recommend"- Thomas- Goodreads.com


In a tiny two-bed flat above a Turkish café on Neal Street lives Anna Treadway, a young dresser at the Galaxy Theatre.

When the American actress Iolanthe Green disappears after an evening’s performance at the Galaxy, the newspapers are wild with speculation about her fate.

But as the news grows old and the case grows colder, it seems Anna is the only person left determined to find out the truth.

Her search for the missing actress will take her into an England she did not know existed: an England of jazz clubs and prison cells, backstreet doctors and seaside ghost towns, where her carefully calibrated existence will be upended by violence but also, perhaps, by love.

For in order to uncover Iolanthe’s secrets, Anna is going to have to face up to a few of her own…
 

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