Lost & Found

Lost & Found



'Uproarious and affecting… Lost & Found could be ginormous' Independent

'Hilarious and devastating' Matt Haig, author of The Humans

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.


  • Uproarious and affecting… eccentric and sympatheticLost & Found could be ginormous

About the author

Brooke Davis

Brooke Davis grew up in Bellbrae in Victoria, Australia, and attempted to write her first novel when she was ten years old. It was a genre-busting foray into the inner workings of a young teen­age girl’s mind – Anne of Green Gables meets The Baby-Sitters Club meets Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret – titled Sum­mer Sadness. Fortunately it remains unfinished, as she quickly realized she didn’t know the first thing about sadness, or being a teenager. Once she left those teenage years behind, she com­pleted her honours degree in writing at the University of Can­berra, winning the Allen & Unwin Prize for Prose Fiction, the Verandah Prose Prize, and the University Medal. Brooke re­cently completed her PhD in creative writing at Curtin Univer­sity in Western Australia and, while there, was awarded the 2009 Bobbie Cullen Memorial Award for Women Writers, the 2009 AAWP Prize for Best Postgraduate Conference Paper, and the 2011 Postgraduate Queensland Writing Prize. She loves to sell other people’s books, and is sometimes allowed to do that at two very nice bookshops: one in Perth and one in Torquay. Lost & Found is her first proper novel.
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