A BEAUTIFUL NOVEL ABOUT LATE LOVE AND SECOND CHANCES
‘A moving tribute to friendship and love, to the courage of the ordinary, and to starting again’
'Full of grace and humanity'
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, neither 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 deep and luminous novel of self-discovery and second chances, MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM is a heartbreaking celebration of love, life and the surprises it throws at us. In a story that is at once urgent and tender, Anne Youngson polishes the everyday until it gleams.
'Insightful, emotionally acute and absorbing'
'Beautiful and affecting'
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
'I loved this book. It was so different from anything else I have read'
'I just loved this book and read it in one sitting. There were times when I felt like underlining the sentences that resonated with me'
'I read this book one letter at a time, just to let the contents sink in. Tears came to my eyes'
WINNER OF THE PAUL TORDAY MEMORIAL PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MCKITTERICK PRIZE
"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
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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