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