Author(s): Miranda Emmerson
How do you find a missing actress in a city where everyone's playing a role?
'FABULOUS!' Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
'Vibrant and atmospheric' Daily Express
When the American actress Iolanthe Green disappears after a triumphant performance at Soho's Galaxy theatre, the newspapers are wild with speculation about her fate. But as the case grows colder, it seems her young dresser, Anna Treadway, is the only person left determined to find out the truth.
Anna's search for the missing actress takes her into the depths of Sixties London. There she finds a disparate band of London �migr�s--an Irish policeman, a Turkish coffee-house owner and his rebellious daughter, and a literature-loving Jamaican accountant - who have all, like her, come to the capital to escape the past and forge a new future.
As an underworld of jazz clubs, backstreet doctors, police brutality, and prejudice opens up around them, they draw ever closer to uncovering the truth of Iolanthe's disappearance. But first they may have to face the truth about themselves...
Miranda Emmerson is a playwright and author living in Wales. She has written numerous drama adaptations for BBC Radio 4 as well as some highly-acclaimed original drama. Miss Treadway & The Field of Stars is her first novel.