Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency
Little, Brown
Publication date
July 31, 2014
Other publishers
Business Weekly (Chinese Complex), Mlada Fronta (Czech), Meulenhoff Boekerij (Dutch), City Editions (French), Goldmann (German), Athenaeum (Hungarian), Giunti (Italian), Lua de Papel (Portuguese), Leya (Portuguese - Brazil), Stimpla (Swedish), Pegasus Yayinlari (Turkish)

What Milo Saw

Author: Virginia Macgregor

9-year-old Milo suffers from 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 92-year-old gran succumbs to dementia and moves into a nursing home, Milo begins to notice things amiss at the home. The grown-ups won’t listen when he tries to tell them something’s wrong 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.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time meets WonderWhat Milo Saw is an emotional and moving novel about one exceptional little boy. Milo sees the world in a very special way and it will be impossible for you not to fall in love with him, savour his story and share it with everyone you know.

"I defy you not to fall in love with Milo . . . What Milo Saw is a reminder to us all that in life, perspective is everything. A modern-day fable and undoubtedly a future classic." Clare Mackintosh, author of Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling I Let You Go
"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
"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
“Absolutely delightful . . . I would strongly recommend that 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
“Milo is 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 just as much . . . 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.” Express
"A life-affirming read . . . Warm, wise and insightful." Good Housekeeping
"[An] understated and likeable tale that just might restore your faith in human nature" Bella
"A carefully constructed comment on how appearances can be deceiving . . . A heart-warming read showing children sometimes know better than grown-ups" Press Association
"Readers will cheer Milo on to achieve his goal" Sun
"A challenging and moving story about the power of love between generations" Image magazine
"A poignant and very clever read - you'll fall in love with Milo!" Company
"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
"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