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The Resource Miss Treadway & the field of stars, Miranda Emmerson

Miss Treadway & the field of stars, Miranda Emmerson

Label
Miss Treadway & the field of stars
Title
Miss Treadway & the field of stars
Statement of responsibility
Miranda Emmerson
Title variation
Miss Treadway ahd the field of stars
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this sparkling debut novel imbued with the rich intrigue of Kate Atkinson's literary mysteries and the spirited heart of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, a disparate group of Londoners plunge into a search for a missing American actress. In the dreary days of November 1965, American actress Iolanthe Green has become the toast of the West End. Charismatic, mysterious, and beautiful, she brings colour and a sprinkling of glamour to the scuffed boards of Soho's Galaxy Theatre. But one evening, after another rapturously received performance, Iolanthe walks through the stage door, out into the cold London night, and vanishes. All of London is riveted as Fleet Street speculates about the missing actress's fate. But as time passes and the case grows colder, the public's interest turns to the unfolding Moors Murders and erupting political scandals. Only Anna Treadway, Iolanthe's dresser at the Galaxy, still cares. A young woman of dogged determination with a few dark secrets of her own, she is determined to solve the mystery of the missing actress. A disparate band of London emigres -- an Irish policeman, a Turkish coffee-house owner and his rebellious daughter, and a literature-loving Jamaican accountant -- joins Anna in her quest, an odyssey that leads them into a netherworld of jazz clubs, backstreet doctors, police brutality, and seaside ghost towns. Each of these unusual sleuths has come to London to escape the past and forge a new future. Yet as they draw closer to uncovering the truth of Iolanthe's disappearance, they may have to face the truth about themselves
Summary
In the dreary days of November 1965, American actress Iolanthe Green has become the toast of the West End. Charismatic, mysterious, and beautiful, she brings color and a sprinkling of glamour to the scuffed boards of Soho’s Galaxy Theatre. But one evening, after another rapturously received performance, Iolanthe walks through the stage door, out into the cold London night, and vanishes. All of London is riveted as Fleet Street speculates about the missing actress’s fate. But as time passes and the case grows colder, the public’s interest turns to the unfolding Moors Murders and erupting political scandals. Only Anna Treadway, Iolanthe’s dresser at the Galaxy, still cares. A young woman of dogged determination with a few dark secrets of her own, she is determined to solve the mystery of the missing actress
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545207
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emmerson, Miranda
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actresses
  • Americans
  • Missing persons
  • Immigrants
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Miss Treadway & the field of stars, Miranda Emmerson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000058856765
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780062476722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951936449
Label
Miss Treadway & the field of stars, Miranda Emmerson
Publication
Copyright
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
000058856765
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780062476722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951936449

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