Sometimes it takes a stranger to really know who you are
When Tina Hopgood writes a letter of regret to a man she has never met, she doesn’t expect a reply.
When Anders Larsen, a lonely museum curator, answers it, nor does he.
They’re both searching for something, they just don’t know it yet.
Anders has lost his wife, along with his hopes and dreams for the future. Tina is trapped in a marriage she doesn’t remember choosing.
Slowly their correspondence blossoms as they bare their souls to each other with stories of joy, anguish and discovery. But then Tina’s letters suddenly cease, and Anders is thrown into despair.
Can their unexpected friendship survive?
“A moving tribute to friendship and love, to the courage of the ordinary, and to starting again.” - Rachel Joyce
“In Meet Me At The Museum by Anne Youngson, one woman’s letter to an author develops into a correspondence between two vulnerable, lonely older people: farmer’s wife Tina and Danish professor Kristian. It’s insightful, emotionally acute and absorbing.” - Charlotte Heathcote, Daily Express
“A novel about self-discovery and second chances.” - The Observer, Promising first-time British novelists 2018
“Warm-hearted, clear-minded, and unexpectedly spellbinding, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to savour.” - Annie Barrows, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“Meet Me at the Museum starts so quiet and small like a bud tightly closed against the winter then it unfurls into something so alive and truly beautiful. I was immensely moved by it.” - Tor Udall, author of A Thousand Paper Birds
“I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that makes you think and wonder and quietly hope. I loved it.” - Tammy Cohen
“A quirky, wise and tender novel. Proof that the richest fruits come on the edge of autumn.” - Sarah Dunant
“Quietly intriguing, beautifully observed, full of powerful emotions.” - Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
“Tender, wise and moving, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to cherish.” - John Boyne
“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
“Intriguing and compelling, Meet Me at the Museum invites you into the meeting place between two people, imparting wisdom, though, and endless charm.” - Jennifer Ryan, author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir
“Readers are sure to love this wise and witty debut that celebrates the art of letter writing and the kindness of strangers.” - Phaedra Patrick, author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
“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
“An intriguing and tender read that I found unexpectedly affecting.” - Fanny Blake, Woman and Home ‘June’s Great Reads’
“As a chief engineer at Land Rover, Anne Youngson had already taken one rather unusual road to the top. Now, at 70, she has changed direction, writing a novel “full of grace and humanity” that makes her among the oldest debut writers of fiction.” - Richard Brooks, The Times, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/career-u-turn-speeds-land-rover-engineer-to-her-fiction-debut-at-age-of-70-j35gr3tls
“The letters in question are incredibly eloquent and the intellect of the characters is clearly evident… This is a debut that is very comfortable to read from its letter format, and it leaves you asking big life questions.” - Booktime Magazine
“Anne Youngson’s insightful and emotional debut delves into the heart of lonely woman who feels her life has been ‘a buried one’.” - Sunday Express Magazine
“As the two enter into detailed discussions about history and archaeology, as well as sharing intimate details about their family lives, the book becomes a thoughtful and gentle meditation on buried passions, regrets, love, grief and loneliness. But Youngson’s debut offers hope for change in its tender exploration of what it means to have experienced a life well-lived.” - Hannah Beckerman, The Guardian
“Anne Youngson’s Meet Me At The Museum, a present-day tale of late love, is already being hailed as a classic.” - The Daily Mail
“An endearingly told story.” - Prima Magazine