Happy Publication Day to Emily Dunlay! Her debut novel, TEDDY, which was acquired in ‘major’ six-figure deals in the US and UK publishes today. It will also publish in Germany.

“Darkly glamorous”, TEDDY is set in the summer of 1969 and Rome is awash with glamour and intrigue. Teddy Huntley Carlyle is fresh off a plane from Texas with a new husband in tow and a new life on the horizon. After some wayward years of bad men and bad decisions, she’s promised herself a fresh start. In Rome, Teddy will be good. She will wear the right clothes and the perfect lipstick and she will charm her husband’s colleagues at the Embassy.

And Teddy is good, until the Fourth of July, when her new life explodes with the fireworks above her head. She is caught on camera in the arms of the American ambassador just moments after spotting a man from the darkest corner of her past across the room. There it is: the evidence of her depravity on film. Trying to recover the photographs and keep her reputation intact, Teddy descends into the dark underbelly of the city… but is she in over her head?

‘Darkly glamorous. Your summer read is sorted’ Sunday Times Style

‘A smart page turner with an irresistible heroine. Glamorous, exuberant and propulsive, this is a story that will stay with me for a long time’ Daisy Buchanan, author of Insatiable

‘This debut is a juicy Roman Holiday in a book but there’s also real depth here… this book encompassed everything I love so deliciously: 1960s blonde bombshell struggling with the pressures of a patriarchal world? Yes please… If you’re looking for a summer read or to be transported to another era, look no further’ Debut Digest

‘A glitteringly glamorous and gossipy trip to 1960s Rome with a chaotically charming protagonist and a transporting setting, all with a mystery at its heart. Dunlay’s gorgeously immersive novel will fill a Lessons In Chemistry shaped hole on your shelf (and heart)’ Ellery Lloyd, author of The Club

‘Claustrophobic and glamourous. A heady, steamy novel about desire for people, possessions and ultimately the self’ Araminta Hall, author of Perfect Strangers

Mad Men meets White Lotus, this novel has it all: atmosphere, glamour, danger, a heroine at the center of a web she doesn’t understand. Teddy is the ungovernable passion at the center of every woman’ Jenna Blum, author of The Lost Family