Treadway-iconSuperb early proofs are now available for the fabulous Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars (February 2017). A mystery, a love story and a darkly beguiling tale of secrets and reinvention, this is a sparkling debut for anyone who loves Kate Atkinson, Sadie Jones and Sarah Waters.

About the book

Soho, 1965. 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…

Order proofs

If you’re a bookseller, blogger or journalist outside the UK and you’d like an advance reading copy of Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars, please send your request, along with your name and address, to Please be aware that limited quantities are available.