Portobello through the ages
Emily Noble’s Disgrace is set in Edinburgh’s seaside resort of Portobello. Take a trip to the resort down the ages by clicking on each image to read an extract from the novel.
Mary Paulson-Ellis is a genius at peeling away the layers – Sarah Hilary, author of Fragile
‘A brilliant, original read’ Daily Mail ‘There is poetry in her prose’ Prima
When extreme cleaner Essie Pound makes a gruesome discovery in a derelict Edinburgh boarding house, her path crosses with a young police officer, Emily Noble who has her own reasons to solve the case.
As the two women embark on a journey into the heart of a forgotten family, the investigation prompts fragmented memories of their own traumatic histories – something Emily has spent a lifetime attempting to bury, and Essie a lifetime trying to lay bare.
The third novel in my series exploring the world in Edinburgh of those who die with no next of kin, Emily Noble’s Disgrace digs into the the question of who cleans up once the worst has happened, and what that process might reveal.