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Meet Me At the Museum: Shortlisted For the Costa First Novel Award 2018

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Professor Kristian Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife, along with his hopes and dreams for the future. He does not know that a query from a Mrs Tina Hopgood about a world-famous antiquity in his museum is about to alter the course of his life. Oceans apart, an unexpected correspondence flourishes as they discover shared passions: for history and nature; for useless objects left behind by loved ones; for the ancient and modern world, what is lost in time, what is gained and what has stayed the same. Through intimate stories of joy, anguish, and discovery, each one bares their soul to the other. But when Tina’s letters suddenly cease, Kristian is thrown into despair. Can this unlikely friendship survive?

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*** DRAMATIZED ON BBC RADIO 4 WOMAN’S HOUR ***

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’ RACHEL JOYCE
‘Full of grace and humanity’ Sunday Times
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This story begins with a letter
From a housewife
to the gentle curator
Of an extraordinary museum
Where lies peacefully
An ancient exhibit
That holds the key
To Everything
We are.

MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM tells of a connection made across oceans and against all the odds. Through intimate stories of joy, despair, and discovery, two people are drawn inexorably towards the other, until a shattering revelation pushes their friendship to the very edge. This deeply affecting debut novel by seventy-three year-old Anne Youngson won the Paul Torday Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.

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‘Insightful, emotionally acute and absorbing’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘Beautiful and affecting’ NINA STIBBE

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

Additional information

Weight 0.168 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 1.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

228

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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