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We are giving 15 lucky winners the chance to WIN a copy of Lost & Found by Brooke Davies


Lost & Found by Brooke Davis 

A heart-warming debut about finding out what love and life is all about.

Millie Bird (aka Captain Funeral), seven-years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her red, curly hair. Her struggling mother leaves Millie in a local department store and never returns.

Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house or spoken to another human being since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silences by yelling at passers by, watching loud static on the TV and maintaining a strict daily schedule.

Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife’s skin. Now he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl is moved into a nursing home but in a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes.

A series of events binds the three together on a road trip that takes them from the south coast of WA to Kalgoorlie and along the Nullarbor to the edge of the continent. Millie wants to find her mum. Karl wants to find out how to be a man. And Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was.

They will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself experience sadness just might be the key to life.


Brooke Davis grew up in Bellbrae, Victoria, and attempted to write her first novel when she was ten years old. It was genre-busting foray into the inner-workings of a young teenage girl s mind ANNE OF GREEN GABLES meets THE BABY-SITTERS CLUBS meets ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET titled SUMMER SADNESS. Fortunately it remains unfinished, as she quickly realised she didn t know the first thing about sadness, or being a teenager. Lost & Found is her first proper novel, and she was lucky to write it as part of a PhD at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. She still lives there (in Perth, not at university), and is sometimes allowed to work at a very nice bookshop nearby.

Lost & Found is published by Hachette Australia. Visit their website www.hachette.com.au for more information on this book and other good reads!

Please note this competition is open from 24th June 2014 until 24th July 2014 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. A. DennisSA
  2. D. SamuelVIC
  3. K. EmburyTAS
  4. L. MoralesVIC
  5. L. RossiVIC
  6. A. GaleSA
  7. H. FerneeVIC
  8. M. NegusWA
  9. S. FischerSA
  10. A. MurrayQLD
  11. K. JohnsonSA
  12. K. CampbellVIC
  13. O. ConnollyNSW
  14. J. NashNSW
  15. E. KaminskiQLD
  • It sounds like a fascinating story and a memorable book, I’d love to win it.

  • The reviews of this book have me itching to have a read. I think I would love this book

  • Poor Millie, I hope her mum didn’t really leave her and Agatha… well I’d be the same I hope there is light at the end at the tunnel and Karl – I hope he does feel like a man. I would love to read about their road trip.

  • I love to get Lost in a book, its how I Find myself :)

  • I’d love to find out more about the lives of the people in the stories they sound interesting

  • These days I can instantly download my music, my books,
    Upload my photos, my life, taking care with how I look!
    How I miss the time spent holding a good book.
    The feel of the pages between my fingers,
    The weight of the those words that lingers.

  • I just love stories set in Australia. I am always looking for new authors to follow and Brooke sounds just my cup of tea.

  • Seems like a book I can relate to

  • Would love to read this interesting , heart felt engrossing book

  • I love to read and Lost & Found looks to be a great read.

  • Id love to escape the madness that is my house with a good book to take my thoughts elsewhere.

  • It sounds like a great book to escape to with a glass of red or two to escape from life’s demands and worries

  • Reading is my ‘me’ time, this book would ensure a peaceful evening of literary pleasure after a day packed with school lunches, taxiing kids to activities, work, university studies, feeding the tribe and housework. After all that I really need ‘me’ time!

  • As I love to read and this looks like it would be a fantastic read :)

  • Ive run out of books on my shelf to read! ! I love books and have read all of mine over and over

  • Because I heard this is an amazing book

  • It sounds like a beautiful and unusual tale of exploration, adventure and self-discovery, and I love that two of the three main characters are elderly, a rare occurrence in popular fiction. It would be a lovely Summer read… yes, I’ve already started a pile in preparation for the months of sun!

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  • I would love to win a copy of lost & found by Brooke Davis, as a new mum I am always lost. I am tr to find my way as a new parent. This book would be a prefect way to unwind and relax

  • I’d like a copy of Lost & Found because I’d like to learn how to love and learn to live. I will follow its teachings religiously. It also seems like an interesting book. But more so I need it for the first part.

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