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Meet Me at the Museum

by Anne Youngson

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Relationship Stories Historical fiction Literary Fiction

Meet Me at the Museum Synopsis

Tina and Kristian thought their love stories were over. Each on the other side of 60, they have lost a best friend and a wife, the ambitions of their youth, their hopes for a fresh start. Yearning for connection, they strike up a yearlong correspondence, brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, subject of Seamus Heaney's famous poem. As they open up to one another about their lives - daily routines, travel, nature, beauty, work, family - these two strangers become friends and then, perhaps, something more. Full of insight, humor, and candor, Tina and Kristian's letters are a testament to the joy that can come from the meeting of two intensely curious minds. Anne Youngson's Meet Me at the Museum is a celebration of long letters, kindred spirits, and the possibility of writing a new story for yourself, at any stage of life.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781250295163
Publication date: 1st September 2018
Author: Anne Youngson
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Primary Genre Historical fiction
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Anne Youngson Press Reviews

Exquisite. Its characters somehow resist following their story and reverse themselves into a new one. A beautiful lasting read. - JAMES HANNAH, author of THE A TO Z OF YOU AND ME

Insightful, emotionally acute and absorbing - Daily Express Literary highlights 2018

A moving tribute to friendship and love, to the courage of the ordinary, and to starting again. - RACHEL JOYCE

`Tender, wise and moving, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to cherish.' - JOHN BOYNE

Full of grace and humanity - Sunday Times

A thoughtful and gentle meditation on buried passions, regrets, love, grief and loneliness . . . Youngson's debut offers hope for change in its tender exploration of what it means to have experienced a life well-lived. - Guardian

The loveliest short novel of late love you'll ever read. Whenever I talk about it, I simply cry with joy - JAMES HAWES

Quietly intriguing, beautifully observed, full of powerful emotions - RUTH HOGAN, Author of The Keeper of Lost Things

I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that makes you think and wonder and quietly hope. Loved it. - Tammy Cohen

A quirky, wise and tender novel. Proof that the richest fruits come on the edge of autumn - SARAH DUNANT

Warm-hearted, clear-minded, and unexpectedly spellbinding, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to savour - ANNIE BARROWS, co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

A beautiful, affecting novel of late love, by an extraordinary new writer - NINA STIBBE

Precise, clear, funny, poignant and truthful. This is a work of art, dear readers. Revel in its beauty - ADRIANI TRIGIANI

Intriguing and compelling, Meet Me at the Museum invites you into the meeting place between two people, imparting wisdom, thought, and endless charm. - JENNIFER RYAN, author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

A correspondence that begins with a search for clarity becomes something much deeper and richer - both for the two main characters, and for the reader. Anne Youngson peels away the layers that prevent us from living the lives we ought to be leading, and her book is both tender and absorbing. - LISSA EVANS, author of Their Finest Hour and a Half

Intriguing, tender, unexpectedly moving - Woman and Home

Full of emotion, wisdom and honesty, the story envelops the reader in a celebration of true friendship and an appreciation of the opportunities that life can unexpectedly present. This book makes you realise that life is too short and that the future can be more hopeful than we anticipate. If you only read one book this year, read this. Highly recommended - Mature Times

An insightful and emotional debut ... tenderly hints at second chances and rejuvenation - Sunday Express

Full of funny, wise perceptions. The author is 70. This lovely novel is her debut. When's the next? - Saga Magazine

Absolutely beautiful, about loss and the life choices we make -- Liz Hoggard - Daily Mail

I thought the author wrote the content of the letters absolutely beautifully, making the characters jump off the page. - The Writing Garnet

I love books like this, that you can immerse yourself in and enjoy as a treat - books that just hold you in their spell. - On The Shelf Book Blog

Tina and Anders will capture your heart and you will root for them all the way. A very accomplished debut by Anne Youngson. - Novel Deelights

There is a sensitivity and warmth throughout that I found utterly charming. - Reflections of a Reader

It was beautifully crafted and once I had the book open I didn't close it until I had read the last page. - Books And Me

This book touched me to the heart - quite beautiful and exceptionally moving, and one of the very best books I've read this year. - Being Anne

When the book finished, I felt an immense sadness that I had to say goodbye to these two people. - My Reading Corner

I loved the setting and the characters were great, it was a pleasure to read. - Donna's Book Blog

Few books ever have that much impact on me and I feel this is something that everyone needs to experience. - Book Lover Worm

A beautiful, lyrical love story, played out with words and paper. - My Weekly

Top Holiday Reads - BEST FOR SALVING THE SOUL - The Herald

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781784163464
Publication date: 26/12/2019
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781250295163
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781473561878
Publication date: 24/05/2018
Format: Ebook

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About Anne Youngson

ANNE YOUNGSON worked for many years in senior management in the car industry before embarking on a creative career as a writer. She has supported many charities in governance roles, including Chair of the Writers in Prison Network, which provided residencies in prisons for writers. She lives in Oxfordshire and is married with two children and three grandchildren to date. MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM is her debut novel, which is due to be published around the world.

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