Miranda Wilson

Miranda Wilson


Miranda Wilson has been an actress and a corporate spy. Artistic endeavours include London theatre and dance production managing, dancing at the Royal Festival Hall, co-writing an Edinburgh Fringe show, touring Germany performing in two nightmarish Theatre in Education shows, plus she wrote, and performed in, a satirical short about roadkill.

Her first novel, Collecting, was published to critical praise by Crux in 2014. She lives in Somerset.

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Collecting by Miranda Wilson

Walter Smithers, 69, is a retired engineer and widower. He collects tiny morsels from London's pavements, parks and gutters and exhibits them at home. Finds include a grape pip, a ball bearing and the wing of a flying ant.

When his irritating son, troubled daughter-in-law and much-loved baby granddaughter come to stay, a sequence of events lead to Walter being thrust into the East End art scene. His son thinks he's out of control, but his daughter-in-law has found a kindred spirit and Walter discovers more joy and pain than he ever thought possible at his age.

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