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Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson, read by Helen Lloyd and Lars Knudsen. 

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?

©2018 Anne Youngson (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Warm-hearted, clear-minded, and unexpectedly spellbinding, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to savour." (Annie Barrows, coauthor of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)

"A beautiful, affecting novel of late love, by an extraordinary new writer." (Nina Stibbe)

"A quirky, wise and tender novel. Proof that the richest fruits come on the edge of autumn." (Sarah Dunant)

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  • Anne McGrane
  • 09-21-19

Lovely story superbly narrated

This is a lovely, lovely story. It was brought to life by the wonderful narrators.

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  • Cinnamon gal
  • 07-26-19

Wonderful book

A lovely story about a certain age, contemplative and engaging, I whole heartedly recommend this book.

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  • 06-18-19

Very enjoyable and interesting.

I was a bit uncertain about this novel for the first couple of chapters but then got into the rhythm of it. Ultimately I really enjoyed it.
Interesting characters and the episodes of their lives that were shared were easy to engage with.
I like the themes of the Tollund Man and the farm, weaving throughout the story and the theme of family and children.
Well done Anne, a very enjoyable read.

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  • liz
  • 06-07-19

would read it again.

loved the attention to detail. excellent observations of mundane living. well worth spending 6 hours listening.

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  • BountifulBasket
  • 10-08-18

Enhanced by narration

The voices are a delight, they had me wanting to pack my bags for Copenhagen.

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  • Beverley Joan Tamminen
  • 04-19-22

A delight!

This is a gentle novel that unravels chronologically, a delight in the era of 'chopped up narratives. The characters are developed and believable. Beautiful descriptions permeate throughout.

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  • 03-15-22

slightly disappointed

I loved the story, but it doesn't have a good ending. I want to know what happened!

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  • 03-12-22

Not my usual reading

This is my usual kind of format of book. I have read them before but this book had letters that asked question that made one think and peruse how they applied to one's own life or opinion.
I found it very thought provoking and refreshing read although by the time I finished I had been wanting it to. There is another book in where it is left if the writer wanted to write a sequel.
I read this after doing another thing I didn't usually do and read The Catch - The Freshwater Five book on audible which as is a book to think about. That also is a good read and do recommend.
I think I am read for my usual read now, a mystery or a not so predictable checklist, if there is one!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-26-22

Superb story, superbly read

Very enjoyable two-voice story which is perfect for an audio book, with excellent performances from the two readers to match.

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  • Katharine Kirby
  • 02-11-22

Beautiful memorable totally wonderful

A slow starter but it builds and flourishes to a superb finale. Sending the reader to find more information about the bog people and Tollund Man whose face invites proper contemplation. I loved this all and feel the richer for having listened to it. A perfect narration and a delightful imagination of a worthwhile conversation by letters. Five stars *****

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  • 06-20-20

Loved this book

Gentle, sensitive story of loyalty and devotion. Main characters navigated adversity with intelligence and honour. Narrators voice perfectly matched to characters