Meet Me at the Museum

Meet Me at the Museum

Please be aware I am writing to you to make sense of myself ... When the curator of a Danish museum responds to a query about ancient exhibits, he doesn?t expect a reply. When Tina Hopgood first wrote it, nor did she ? Professor Anders 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 Ti Please be aware I am writing to you to make sense of myself ... When the curator of a Danish museum re...

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Title:Meet Me at the Museum
Author:Anne Youngson
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Meet Me at the Museum
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Meet Me at the Museum Reviews

  • BrocheAroe
    Apr 20, 2018
    A series of letters provides an exploration of daily life - all the ups and downs of a well-established path, the mid-life reflections, and the self-examination that comes from holding up a mirror as you attempt to explain your life to someone else. It is slow-paced but quietly intrigu...
  • Anne
    May 16, 2018
    This is a short novel at just 224 pages, but it's a story that creeps into the heart and stays there. Wonderfully written, centred on just two main characters, but beguiling and beautiful and so very insightful. Tina Hopgood had always planned to visit the Silkeborg Museum in Denmar...
  • Lisa Wright
    Jan 28, 2018
    The Tollund Man was an Iron Age man found perfectly preserved in a Danish bog in 1950. More than 60 years later it sparks a correspondence between two lonely people worlds apart. Tina Hopgood is a lonely farmer's wife in England. Kristian Larsen is the curator of the museum in Denmark ...
  • Karen
    May 19, 2018
    4.5* I do enjoy an epistolary novel, especially when it is done well ? and Meet Me at the Museum is very well written indeed. Tina Hopgood, a farmer?s wife from East Anglia and Anders Larsen, curator of the Silkeborg Museum in Denmark strike up an unlikely friendship when Tin...
  • Karen Mace
    May 11, 2018
    I always like to be surprised by a book and this one definitely did that! I loved it!!! The premise is astonishingly simple - 2 strangers writing to each other with a 2,000 year old bog man at the centre of their bond - and the result is that we get to read their letters and see how 2 ...
  • Lainy
    May 09, 2018
    Time taken to read - 1 day Pages - 224 Publisher - Doubleday Source - Review copy Blurb from Goodreads Please be aware I am writing to you to make sense of myself ... When the curator of a Danish museum responds to a query about ancient exhibits, he doesn?t expe...
  • Penny (Literary Hoarders)
    Feb 09, 2018
    When I first saw the description of this book, I felt it was something that I needed to read Right Now! It isn't released until August, so I'm happy to have received it from Netgalley. It's a short little book, the ebook was under 200 pages so it was easy to start and finish in a few s...
  • Kim McGee
    May 29, 2018
    When you read as much as I do it is a real treat when you find a book that makes you want to read slow to savor and absorb the writing and it is with great pleasure that I share with you that this is that kind of book! A story, a relationship and an awakening for both of the main chara...
  • Moray Teale
    Feb 06, 2018
    Epistolary novels are not my favourite style. When they work they can be remarkable but when they don?t (and this happens often) they can ruin what might otherwise be a successful narrative. In Anne Youngson?s tale a woman in her sixties writes to a Danish scholar at the Silkeborg ...
  • Eva
    May 16, 2018
    3.5* --> 4 The story of Meet Me At The Museum starts when Tina Hopgood emails a professor at a museum in Denmark. She and her best friend have always wanted to visit the museum to view an archeological discovery that has held their interest. But now Tina?s friend has died and T...
  • Louise Marley
    May 23, 2018
    The striking cover of this book caught my eye but I wasn't sure if it was going to be my 'thing', because I am not keen on stories told in the format of letters. But my friends were raving about it so I thought I'd take a chance, and I'm so pleased I did. On impulse Tina Hopgood wri...
  • Carol Ann
    Jan 18, 2018
    What a little gem of a book! Terrific debut, delightful story. Enjoy! ...
  • Donna
    Jun 06, 2018
    The story of a relationship told entirely in letters, this beautifully written contemporary novel will appeal to fans of 84 Charing Cross Road and Samuel Richardson's Clarissa. A bittersweet story of friendship found and the possibility of change, it also offers a nod to the lost art o...
  • Mary Lins
    Jul 07, 2018
    You?ll read words like ?charming? and ?endearing? when perusing reviews of Anne Youngson?s, ?Meet Me at the Museum?, and those adjectives are apt, but the novel is also full of interesting facts about archeology and anthropology that I found fascinating, and a unique en...
  • Charlie
    May 27, 2018
    Good book -an epistolary novel is somewhat interesting. Not my cup of tea. Could only read about half of the book so I had to pass this story on to another reviewer for their opinion and a little bit of mine. I couldn't finish it but the other reviewer did. The take is ----the story...
  • Emma
    May 01, 2018
    ?Meet Me At the Museum? is one of those books that will stay with me for a long time. I finished it over a week ago and yet I still find my mind wandering and thinking of Tina and Anders and the journey I went on with them. What initially starts as a business-like correspondence, g...
  • Breakaway Reviewers
    Apr 18, 2018
    A Man, a woman and a bog man Tollund Man: the mummified and perfectly preserved body of a man, probably the victim of a ritual sacrifice over 2,000 years ago and discovered in 1950 in a peat bog near Silkeborg in the Jutland Peninsula, Denmark The Woman: Tina Hopgood, probably la...
  • Alison
    May 20, 2018
    Meet Me at the Museum is one of the hidden gems among books. If you want a fairly sentimental, gentle story set a generation ago then take a look. As long-term childhood friends Tina & Bella committed themselves to visiting a museum in Denmark. The Professor had sent an invitati...
  • Sandra Foy
    Apr 26, 2018
    Please be aware I am writing to you to make sense of myself ? When the curator of a Danish museum responds to a query about ancient exhibits, he doesn?t expect a reply. When Tina Hopgood first wrote it, nor did she ? Tina Hopgood is dissatisfied with her life. As a ...
  • Georgie Peters
    Apr 28, 2018
    ???? ... 4 stars. "The museum is open every day." When you get to the end of this book, you'll understand why those words are in danger of making me cry. I received an advance proof copy of this book after attending one of Penguin JobHack events and I am so glad. I'm ...
  • Kim Bakos
    May 02, 2018
    There are few books that I start but don't finish, and this was almost one of them. But I always try to give a book 50 pages to pull me in, and by then I was committed to reading the rest of it. I have a friend who I have exchanged letters with for 30 years, and I imagine that ours wo...
  • Paromjit
    May 05, 2018
    This is a short and moving epistolary novel from Anne Youngson about the unexpected blossoming of a late flowering love sparked entirely through the letters between them. In Bury St Edmunds Tina Hopgod, is a hard working farmer's wife and grandmother, and Professor Anders Larsen, is a ...
  • Booktoria
    Feb 17, 2018
    This was a particularly beautiful novel in terms of its writing style, epistolary form is very accessible if you don?t have a lot of time to read a 700 page book! The plot tells the story of two characters who exchange letters between England and Denmark, which explores their interna...
  • Joan Happel
    May 16, 2018
    Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson, is a beautifully crafted, subtle love story told entirely through letters. Tina Hopgood, a middle-aged farmer?s wife living in England, begins an unexpected correspondence with Kristian Larsen, a curator at the Silkeborg museum in Denmark who i...
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    Jun 02, 2018
    Meet Me At The Museum, is a short novel at just 201 pages. It is a correspondence based exploration of the two central characters. Tina Hopgood writes a letter originally intended to reach P.V. Glob, a professor whom dedicated a novel to her many years ago. Upon the discovery of P.V Gl...
  • Lynn Fullerton
    May 12, 2018
    Picked this up as an advanced reader because of a blurb on the back saying ?This transporting debut novel reminds me of all I felt when I first read ?The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-it?s that good.? Thank you Banna Rubinow of The River?s End Bookstore in O...
  • Paula Bardell-Hedley
    Feb 10, 2018
    The promotional blurb accompanying this title appealed to me because it mentioned letter writing and Scandinavia, two themes guaranteed to arouse my curiosity. That it concerns also a profound friendship developing between two people who know each other simply because of words on paper...
  • Ronnie Turner
    May 30, 2018
    Tina Hopgood writes a letter to an elderly professor in the hopes of receiving a response and some form of clarity to smooth away her woes. Tina is a sixty-year-old wife, mother and grandmother who suddenly realises that her life has flown by, dictated not by her hand but by those arou...
  • Rose
    Mar 26, 2018
    I really loved this book. It was interesting and beautifully written. I can't wait to read more from this author. Thank you netgalley and publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of it. ...
  • Rhi
    Jun 05, 2018
    This was the perfect tonic; I?ve been reading a lot of dark, quite heavy themed books recently so this was exactly what I needed ? just a lovely, thought-provoking and empowering story (before I return to my dystopian thrillers). It?s a great format for a novel and a real skil...