my debut novel miss treadway & the field of stars is a darkly beguiling mystery and love story set in 1960s london.
'Set in swingin’ and sometimes savage 1960s London, Emmerson’s first novel is enigmatic and breathtaking. Eloquent and understated, this is a simple and languid portrait of diverse characters and their interconnections. Readers will be immersed throughout.'
'Here’s something you don’t often experience while reading a page-turning thriller: stopping to reread paragraphs because they contain truths that are ‘Aha’-moment levels of profound.'
‘A fabulous depiction of a London where the 'Swinging Sixties' hides a darker more complicated story of prejudice and struggle. I loved the strong women and evocative writing from an author offering more questions than clues’ Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
‘A fabulous period piece, expertly evoked, that looks at race, identity, isolation and acceptance, and everyone’s need to find love’ Daily Mail
‘Well researched and well crafted’ Observer
‘A deftly assured debut, full of layers and characters that come alive in a few vivid sentences. I can’t wait to read more from Miranda Emmerson’ Red
'Vibrant and atmospheric, this is a tale of identity and intrigue.' Sunday Express
‘A zippy read set in the Swinging Sixties’ Good Housekeeping
One of Elle magazine's three new novels everyone's reading this year
One of Stylist magazine's most exciting reads for January
A Bookmuse recommended read
it's currently available at waterstones, amazon and barnes and noble (amongst many other physical and online bookstores worldwide).
Am beginning to think that 80% of political and cultural problems in this country could be solved by compulsory study of colonial history.