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What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor
  

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Nine-year old Milo has an eye disease which will eventually render him blind. Right now he sees through pin holes, a very restricted view which means he looks at things closely and so notices what most people miss. He is also very perceptive and cares deeply for his grandmother, Lou Moon. Lou succumbs to dementia and Milo’s mum puts her in a home. There then follows a whole series of amusing and sometimes moving events as Milo attempts to discredit the home and rescue his beloved Lou. It covers a whole plethora of current themes from child disability to Syrian refugees (one of the home’s great characters) giving you moments for deep reflection. A charming tale.

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What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

A BIG story about a small boy who sees the world a little differently 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 very wrong at the home. The grown-ups won't listen to him 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 and the sinister Nurse Thornhill. Insightful, wise and surprising, What Milo Saw is a novel filled with big ideas, simple truths and an emotional message that will resonate with everyone.

About the Author

Virginia Macgregor

Virginia Macgregor is currently Head of Creative Writing at Wellington College. Her debut novel What Milo Saw was published by Sphere in hardback in July 2014 to rave reviews. Sphere have just signed a deal for two further adult novels from Virginia, to be published in 2017 and 2018. Wishbones is her first novel for young adults.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Virginia Macgregor

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Hardback

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Literary Fiction
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9780751554243

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