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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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would read it again.

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

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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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Like a cuddle

Two life stories, two people finding clarity and thought in eachother and the tales they had to tell. A beautiful listen, with new ideas and fresh perspectives as well as the tales of what it is to be a human and, in the background, the enchanting Tollund man. I highly recommend.

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wonderful

I tried to listen to this book a while back and could buy get into it, however this week I started again and could not stop listening. the way the relationship builds throughout the letters , the reading between the lines, the description of each of their lives has been fascinating, pictorial and delightful to be part of. I am sure I will listen again at some point. I have already recommended it to a friend. I think I would like to have the book to read to.

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Wanted it to continue.

I have loved this book from beginning to end. The characters are so very human and believable. I think it has made me more aware than previously that so many things that make up our lives may seem trivial to ourselves and yet are filled with significance when we think of them in perspective or from someone else's point of view.

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Enthralling!

Fantastic!
Finished this in super quick time.
Normally go to sleep listening to my audiobook but with this one I couldn't sleep as I was too excited to hear what happened next. Narrators were brilliant. The style of writing, through letters between two people, was captivating.

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


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