Author(s): Virginia Macgregor
A BIG story about a small boy who sees the world a little differently Milo curled his thumb and forefinger together to make a small hole and held his fingers up to Al's eyes. 'Look through here. That's what I see. Kind of, only worse.' 'Wow, that must be amazing.' Milo shrugged. 'Not really.' 'I mean, it makes you focus, doesn't it? I bet you see all kinds of stuff that other people miss.' 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 and the sinister Nurse Thornhill. Insightful, wise and surprising, What Milo Saw is filled with big ideas and simple truths. Milo sees the world in a very special way and it will be impossible for you not to fall in love with him and then share his story with everyone you know.
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
Virginia Macgregor was brought up in Germany, France and England by a mother who never stopped telling stories. From the moment she was old enough to hold a pen, Virginia set about writing her own, often late into the night. She was named after two great women, Virginia Wade and Virginia Woolf, in the hope she would be a writer and a tennis star. She never did become a tennis player but her dream of becoming a writer has come true - What Milo Saw is her first novel.