Millie Bird is a seven-year-old girl who always wears red wellington boots to match her red, curly hair. But one day, Millie’s mum leaves her alone beneath the Ginormous Women’s underwear rack in a department store, and doesn’t come back.
Agatha Pantha is an eighty-two-year-old woman who hasn’t left her 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. Until the day Agatha spies a little girl across the street.
Karl the Touch Typist is eighty-seven years old and once typed love letters with his fingers on to his wife’s skin. He sits in a nursing home, knowing that somehow he must find a way for life to begin again. In a moment of clarity and joy, 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 will be adored by fans of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry; The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared; and The Rosie Project.
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By Helen on 04-02-16
Charming, Funny, Original......
What made the experience of listening to Lost & Found the most enjoyable?
This book has single handedly restored my faith in audiobooks. Hilarious from the first paragraph, it was totally enhanced by the way it was read. It's so unusual to have a child as one of the main characters who is precocious but not in the least annoying, and I think this is due to the way her character was interpreted and read.All the voices were brilliant - and it's a skillful reader who can easily switch between a seven and a seventy year old with total conviction.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Lost & Found?
Agatha coming out of her house.....followed by pretty much everything she shouts at strangers - I've been wanting to do that for years!
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
See above - the seamless switch between characters and the truly brilliant portrayal of an angry elderly woman.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Who Cares?? I would definitely go and see it though.
Any additional comments?
I hope Brooke Davis has written other books - I'm going to search for the downloads right now!!