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A Little London Scandal

Miranda Emmerson

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Fourth Estate
19 August 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Historical mysteries
A story of class and corruption, sex and the Sixties, for fans of A Very English Scandal and The Trial of Christine Keeler Nik felt the mistake in his bones. The man in the snakeskin suit reached down towards him and pulled Nik upright by the collar of his coat. Nik didn't see what happened next but he felt the wall. He cried out and then someone hit him and he closed his eyes and waited for it to be over...

London. 1967.

Nik Christou has been a rent boy since he was 15. He knows the ins and outs of Piccadilly Circus, how to spot a pretty policeman and interpret a fleeting glance. One summer night his life is turned upside down, first by violence and then by an accusation of murder.

Anna Treadway, fleeing the ghosts of her past, works as a dresser in Soho's Galaxy theatre. Experience has taught her never to put too much faith in the law, so, convinced Nik is innocent she determines to find him an alibi.

Merrian Wallis, devoted wife to an MP whose career has already been tarnished by scandal, just wants proof that her husband couldn't have been involved.

As Anna searches for clues amongst a cast of MPs, actors, members of gentlemen's clubs and a hundred different nightly clients, will anyone be willing to come forward and save Nik from his fate?
By:   Miranda Emmerson
Imprint:   Fourth Estate
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
Weight:   270g
ISBN:   9780008244378
ISBN 10:   0008244375
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   19 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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. Her debut novel, Miss Treadway & The Field of Stars, was published in 2017.

Reviews for A Little London Scandal

'If you loved A Very English Scandal or The Trial Of Christine Keeler, then this is a must-read' Red Magazine 'Entertaining and satisfying: the perfect book for people who enjoyed A Very English Scandal and The Trial of Christine Keeler... Anna Treadway is the compassionate detective we need, and a great addition to the world of detection' Caroline Hulse, author of The Adults Well-plotted, moving and engrossing. A rich portrait of 60s London from the perspective of a range of engaging characters. Particularly moving is the voice the novel gives to the marginalised and disdained' Rebecca Wait, author of Our Fathers 'Conjures up the true spirit of multicultural 60s London - with all its charm and danger - with compassion and heart' Samira Ahmed


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