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.
“A gripping tale of triumph over adversity”
“Courageous ... searingly honest”
Mail on Sunday
“Admirably candid ... Lynda writes with characteristic humour and much pathos”
“A brilliant and entertaining book”
Pat Kenny, RTE
Phillip Schofield, This Morning