Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Meeting at the Museum

By: Anne Youngson
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Genre: Romance Fiction

“Our letters have meant so much to us because we have both arrived at the same point in our lives. More behind us than ahead of us.” 
-Anne Youngson 

Please be aware I am writing to you to make sense of myself ...



A deep and luminous novel of self-discovery and second chances - a heartbreaking celebration of love, life and the surprises it throws at us

When the curator of a Danish museum responds to a query about ancient exhibits, he doesn’t expect a reply.

When Tina Hopgood first wrote it, nor did she …

Professor Anders Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife, along with his hopes and dreams for the future. He does not know that a query from a Mrs Tina Hopgood about a world-famous antiquity in his museum is about to alter the course of his life.

Oceans apart, an unexpected correspondence flourishes as they discover shared passions: for history and nature; for useless objects left behind by loved ones; for the ancient and modern world, what is lost in time, what is gained and what has stayed the same. Through intimate stories of joy, anguish, and discovery, each one bares their soul to the other. But when Tina's letters suddenly cease, Anders is thrown into despair. Can this unlikely friendship survive?

"This is a beautiful, beautiful book. Meet Me at the Museum is told solely through letters between Tina Hopgood, a farmer’s wife in England, and Anders Larsen, the curator at a Danish museum. As they continue to write back and forth to each other, their lives, loves and losses are unveiled to each other and the reader. I savored the book and the story trying not to rush through it because it is such a poignant and wonderful tale. Youngson’s writing is thoughtful and lyrical, and her reflections on life and the passage of time are captivating. I highly, highly recommend Meet Me at the Museum; it is well worth the read." Cindy Goodreads

Tender, wise and moving, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to cherish.’ JOHN BOYNE
‘A moving tribute to friendship and love, to the courage of the ordinary, and to starting again’ RACHEL JOYCE

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