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  • Published: 15 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446407950
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Lost and Found

My Story

An intimate, compelling and Sunday Times bestselling memoir by the 'Oxo Mum' and Loose Women star

‘Looking back, perhaps the single biggest problem was fear. Fear of failure, fear of other people – but mostly fear of myself. It has taken many years to discover who I really am. It’s never too late to find yourself, however lost you may be …’

In Lynda Bellingham’s blisteringly honest autobiography, the much-loved actress and Loose Women panellist reveals the truth about her life, including her search for her birth mother, only to lose her again to Alzheimer’s, and her many years married to an abusive man while playing the ‘nation’s mum’ in the Oxo ads.

But Lynda never lost her sense of humour, and among the darker moments she recalls hilarious anecdotes from her time on stage and screen. Lost and Found is an inspiring story of getting through the tough times with the strong spirit of a survivor, and finally finding true love.

  • Pub date: 15 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446407950
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

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

“Courageous ... searingly honest”

Mail on Sunday

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


“A brilliant and entertaining book”

Pat Kenny, RTE

“Very honest”

Phillip Schofield, This Morning

“A gripping tale of triumph over adversity”

Woman's Own

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