Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars: A Novel

Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars: A Novel

by Miranda Emmerson


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ISBN-13: 9780062476739
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,079,060
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Miranda Emmerson is a playwright and author living in Wales. She studied English at Oxford and Playwriting Studies at Birmingham, as well as working as a journalist, a web editor, and a writer for people with a learning disability. In the past fifteen years, she has written numerous drama adaptations for BBC Radio 4 as well as some highly-acclaimed original drama. Her first book, Fragrant Heart, an account of her time living and traveling in Asia, was published in 2014.

Luci Christian is an actress and writer, known for her voice-over performance in One Piece, Starship Troopers: Invasion, and Appleseed Alpha, among many other animated films and television series. She has been married to Michael Bell since 2008. They have two children.

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Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars: A Novel 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
GraceJReviewerlady 18 days ago
This is a fine read, and one which emulates the period it's set in perfectly! Anna Treadway is a dresser in the theatre; she assumes she has a close relationship with the star of the show whom she looks after, but when Iolanthe Green suddenly disappears after the show one evening, she is as much in the dark as any others. With no-one else seemingly doing very much to find Miss Green, Anna decides that the only option is for her to step up and see what she can discover. This wasn't quite the read I was expecting, but then it is another which had apparently got stuck at the bottom of my reading list. It's a decent enough story, but it did go round the houses a bit. However, what did really appeal to me was the obvious social differences between then and now. There are some scenes which, by today's standards, are quite shocking! I enjoyed the read, but it wasn't as dazzling as I thought it was going to be. My thanks to publisher Fourth Estate for my copy via NetGalley. These are my own unbiased opinions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Touching, and discusses race issues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i-READ-BEFORE-COMMENTING More than 1 year ago
Comparing this book to Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, is an insult to Major Pettigrew, this book is not very good and the mystery is inconsequential. If you like Major Pettigrew then do yourself a favor and pass this book by.
PaulAllard More than 1 year ago
An actress goes missing in mid-sixties London Iolanthe Green, an American actress, goes missing from her theatre production and Anna Treadway, her dresser, tries to find her. Along the way, a number of interesting characters join in the search: a police officer, a West Indian accountant, a Turkish Cypriot family. All these characters are developed well and constitute an important part of this novel which also involves police brutality, illegal abortions, a bunch of misleading information. Ultimately the mystery is not important as each character moves on with their lives. I enjoyed this mystery novel as the characters engage the reader and the plot develops slowly but well.