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Meet Me at the Museum

Narrated by: Lars H Knudsen, Helen Lloyd
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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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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Lovely story superbly narrated

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

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Wonderful book

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

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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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Enhanced by narration

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

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would read it again.

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

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Great

I really enjoyed this book. I found it also interesting to hear about the tollen man.


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