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  • Published: 15 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9780091936419
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $29.99

Lost and Found

My Story




An intimate and compelling memoir by the Loose Women and Calendar Girls star

Lynda Bellingham is much-loved as a regular on ITV's Loose Woman and for the lead role in Calendar Girls on the West End stage and touring around the country. And of course she first became the nation's favourite during her 16 years on our screens as the 'Oxo Mum'.

But life hasn't always been easy for Lynda. After her first marriage, which lasted only a year, she fell head-over-heels in love with a fiery Italian waiter who became her second husband. They had two beautiful boys together, but while playing the perfect mum on TV, Lynda suffered for years from her husband’s jealous temper.

With remarkable honesty, Lynda tells the story of this and of her journey to discover who she truly is. Yet her sense of humour has never left her, and Lost and Found is full of tales from Loose Women, and other gossip of the stage and screen.

Lost and Found is ultimately the story of a survivor. It took longer than she'd have liked, perhaps, but Lynda has finally found wisdom and maturity, career success and true love. Her story will captivate and inspire all women who also regret that life and love don't always run smooth.

  • Pub date: 15 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9780091936419
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Lynda Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham was a regular on ITV's Loose Women, appeared on BBC1's 2009 Strictly Come Dancing and also played the lead role in the stage version Calendar Girls - on the West End stage and touring the country. Her television career spanned over 40 years, and included All Creatures Great and Small, Doctor Who, Second Thoughts, Faith in the Future (Best Comedy 1997), At Home with the Braithwaites, The Bill and the much-loved role of 'Oxo Mum'. Finding love and happiness in later life, she married Michael Pattemore in 2008, the man known to Loose Women viewers as 'Mr Spain'.

Lynda was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2013, and sadly passed away a year later aged 66.


Praise for Lost and Found

“A gripping tale of triumph over adversity”

Woman's Own

“Courageous ... searingly honest”

Mail on Sunday

“Admirably candid ... Lynda writes with characteristic humour and much pathos”

YourChoice

“A brilliant and entertaining book”

Pat Kenny, RTE

“Very honest”

Phillip Schofield, This Morning


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