Featured debut: Lost & Found by Brooke Davis

Lost & Found

Millie Bird is seven-years-old. On a shopping trip with her mum, Millie is left alone beneath the Ginormous Women’s underwear rack in a department store. Her mum never returns. 

Agatha Pantha is eighty-two and hasn’t left home since her husband died. Instead, she fills the silence by yelling at passers-by, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. That is, until the day Agatha spies a little girl across the street.

Karl the touch typist is eighty-seven and in a nursing home. He remembers how he once typed love letters with his fingers on to his wife’s skin. Now widowed, he knows that somehow he must find a way for life to begin again. In a moment of clarity, he escapes. 

Together, Millie, Agatha and Karl set out to find Millie’s mum. Along the way, they will discover that the young can be wise, that old age is not the same as death, and that breaking the rules once in a while might just be the key to a happy life.

Lost & Found is like The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - but with wellington boots. If you loved  
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared – then imagine it with a sweet, funny little girl in tow. Or imagine Where'd You Go, Bernadette - but with two eighty-something-years-olds joining in the search. Lost & Found was the biggest debut novel of 2014 in Australia – in 2013 this accolade was taken by The Rosie Project, another Mumsnet favourite.

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What the critics said 

"If you liked Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, you'll like this" Metro

"Both hilarious and devastating. This is a story of loss and hope with one of the most vivid casts of characters I’ve come across. A great read with ballsy, brilliant writing." Matt Haig, author of The Humans

About the author

Brooke Davis grew up in Bellbrae, Australia, and now lives in Perth, where she works as a bookseller. She is a graduate of the University of Can­berra and Curtin University. Lost & Found is her first novel and has been published in over twenty-five countries. It was a number one bestseller in Australia and won Fiction Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards 2015.

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Book Giveaway: Lost & Found

We have 50 copies of the book to give away for review - if you're lucky enough to receive one, please do post what you thought of the book on our discussion thread, or in our book reviews section.




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