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What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor
  

What Milo Saw

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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.

If you like Virginia Macgregor you might also like to read books by Annabel Pitcher, R. J. Palacio and Mark Haddon.

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Synopsis

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.

Reviews

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 A poignant and very clever read - you'll fall in love with Milo! Company 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 A life-affirming read ... Warm, wise and insightful Good Housekeeping Sharp, funny and hugely moving, this is a must read Fabulous It is impossible not to fall in love with nine-year-old Milo in this touching novel Stylist The characterisation and dialogue make it easy to feel empathy for the family and readers will cheer Milo on to achieve his goal Sun [An] understated and likeable tale that just might restore your faith in human nature Bella 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 challenging and moving story about the power of love between generations Image magazine 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 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 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


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

31st July 2014

Author

Virginia Macgregor

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780751554243

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