What Milo Saw (Paperback)
Sphere, 9780751554274, 400pp.
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Prepare to fall in love
'A future classic' Clare Mackintosh
'We were hooked . . . Brilliant!' Heat
'Have a box of tissues at the ready' Daily Express
'A life-affirming read' Good Housekeeping
'You'll fall in love with Milo!' Company
'Sharp, funny and hugely moving' Fabulous
'Might restore your faith in human nature' Bella
'Absolutely delightful' Novelicious
If you loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time or The Trouble With Goats and Sheep this is the book for you.
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Nine-year-old Milo Moon has retinitis pigmentosa: his eyes are slowly failing, and he will eventually go blind. But for now he sees the world through a pin hole and notices things other people don't.
When Milo's beloved gran succumbs to dementia and moves into a nursing home, Milo soon realises there's something wrong at the home. So with just Tripi, the nursing home's cook, and Hamlet, his pet pig, to help, Milo sets out on a mission to expose the nursing home...
MORE PRAISE FOR VIRGINIA MACGREGOR...
'Will delight you but break your heart several times over' Sun
'I couldn't put this insightful, compelling novel down' Woman & Home
'Deeply satisfying' Sarra Manning, Red
'Sharp, funny and hugely moving . . . a must read' Fabulous
'Warm, wise and insightful' Good Housekeeping
'Beautifully written and thought-provoking, this is a brilliant read' Sun
'This wonderful story will tear at your heart.' My Weekly
'A poignant and very clever read' Company
'A truly heart-warming story of family, love and loyalty' Daily Express
'An astonishingly brilliant novel' Australian Women's Weekly
'A touching look at the meaning of motherhood' Good Housekeeping
'A challenging and moving story about the power of love' Image
'Absolutely delightful . . . Everyone should read this book!' Novelicious
'Written with plenty of heart' Sunday Mirror
'An emotional and powerful family drama' Heat
'So engaging and powerful' Press Association
'Layered and lyrical' Irish Independent
About the Author
Virginia Macgregor is the author of What Milo Saw, The Return of Norah Wells, Before I Was Yours and, most recently, the young adult novel Wishbones. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages. After graduating from Oxford University, she worked as a teacher of English and Housemistress in three major British boarding schools. She holds an MA in Creative Writing, and was, for several years, Head of Creative Writing at Wellington College.
Virginia now writes full time. She is married to Hugh, who is Director of Theatre at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. They moved to New Hampshire from the UK in July 2016 and live in St. Paul's with their two daughters, Tennessee Skye and Somerset Wilder.
Keep in touch with Virginia on Twitter (@virginiawrites), Instagram (virginiamacgregor), Facebook (virginiamacgregorwrites) or via her website www.virginiamacgregor.com.
Praise For What Milo Saw…
[An] understated and likeable tale that just might restore your faith in human nature—Bella
The characterisation and dialogue make it easy to feel empathy for the family and readers will cheer Milo on to achieve his goal—Sun
Sharp, funny and hugely moving, this is a must read—Fabulous
Not dissimilar to Christopher in Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. If you enjoyed that book you'll love this one . . . A truly heartwarming story of family, love and loyalty . . . It might be wise to have a box of tissues at the ready . . . Beautifully written and complete with a powerful message, What Milo Saw will make you think, and then pick up the phone to call your mum.—Daily Express
It is impossible to resist falling in love with young Milo . . . A spectacular story that I will remember for a long time . . . I really do recommend it—ireadnovels blog
I defy you not to fall in love with Milo . . . What Milo Saw is a reminder to us all that in life, perspective is everything. A modern-day fable and undoubtedly a future classic—Clare Mackintosh, author of Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling I Let You Go
From the first page, we were hooked . . . If you loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, this is for you . . . Brilliant! *****—Heat
Deals with serious themes including family life and the treatment of the elderly in society. The novel addresses these issues with sensitivity and good humour reminiscent of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—Irish Tatler
A poignant and very clever read - you'll fall in love with Milo!—Company
A life-affirming read . . . Warm, wise and insightful—Good Housekeeping
A carefully constructed comment on how appearances can be deceiving . . . A heart-warming read showing children sometimes know better than grown-ups—Press Association
It is impossible not to fall in love with nine-year-old Milo in this touching novel—Stylist
Absolutely delightful . . . Everyone should read this book; it holds laughter and tears, but above all, it has something similar to a beating heart. This is not a book to be missed!—Novelicious